Dr. Babur Lateef Becomes Interim School Board Chairman At-Large
Posted on 04/20/2018
Dr. Babur Lateef

With the oath of office, Babur B. Lateef, M.D. is now the Interim Chairman At-Large of the Prince William County School Board.

Board Members chose Dr. Lateef for the appointment from a pool of qualified candidates at their April 18 meeting. The Interim Chairman At-Large will preside over Board meetings; sign legal documents, as authorized by the Board; lead agenda-setting meetings; and, along with other members, represent the School Board in events and coordination with government, and other organizations. The post became available with the early-March resignation of then-Chairman Ryan Sawyers. Dr. Lateef will serve in the interim role until the post is filled in a November 2018 special election.

“With deep humility and honor, I thank the Prince William County School Board for this appointment, and commit to working with each board member, and all parents, teachers, and staff, on issues of concern, and toward our vision of a world-class education,” said Dr. Lateef. “I will perform my role with civility, and in the spirit of finding common ground as our starting point.”

Dr. Lateef is a physician and owner of Advanced Ophthalmology, Inc. in Woodbridge. He and his wife, Dr. Tarannum Lateef, have four children in Prince William County Public Schools. Dr. Lateef is a member of the Board of Directors of SPARK, the education foundation for PWCS. He serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia, and is a PTO member at Marshall Elementary, Benton Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

He is a graduate of Youngstown State University and Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He also serves as an assistant clinical professor at George Washington University.