MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A history and economics professor at Concordia University in Mequon is running for state superintendent of public instruction.
Van Mobley joins current deputy state superintendent Tony Evers as the only announced candidates for the nonpartisan position being vacated by current state superintendent Libby Burmaster.
She decided against seeking a third term.
Mobley says in order to run he is taking an unpaid leave of absence next spring from Concordia.
He is also managing partner of Do-Mo Capital Management and a trustee for the village of Thiensville.
The state superintendent is responsible for governing Wisconsin's public schools, administering state and federal aid, and offering guidance to teachers and administrators.
The election is April 7.