PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s governor has tapped nine additional people to serve on a new state Board of Education overseeing public and higher education in the state.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) announced his nominations Tuesday. They must be confirmed by the state Senate.
The nominees include attorneys, higher education officials, former teachers, a physician and experts in marketing, health care and public policy. Chafee says the group represents a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives but share a commitment to education and the state of Rhode Island.
The independent governor had previously announced his nomination of attorney Eva-Marie Mancuso to lead the board.
The General Assembly created the panel last year to replace the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education.