BREAKING: Gov Chafee to Appoint Eva-Marie Mancuso as Chair of RI Board of Education
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Chafee had previously appointed former House Majority Leader George Carroulo, but he resigned appointment to the post on Friday.
Mancuso will need to be confirmed by the Senate.
“Eva-Marie Mancuso understands public education in Rhode Island,” Governor Chafee said. “A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Eva has a long record of public service and community involvement and has served with excellence on the Board of Governors for Higher Education. She agrees with me that our public education system is the key to a stronger economy and brighter future for Rhode Island, and she has both the vision and the dedication to ably lead the new Board of Education on behalf of the students of our state.”
Mancuso is Managing Partner with the law firm of Hamel, Waxler, Allen & Collins. Prior Mancuso served as Assistant Attorney General for Rhode Island and, prior to that, Assistant District Attorney for Bristol County, Massachusetts. She also had been a candidate for Attorney General.
Mancuso earned a BA from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and a JD from Suffolk University Law School, where she was Student Bar Association President and earned the Outstanding Graduate Award for Public Service.
According to Chafee's release:
Mancuso is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association, is a former Vice President of the URI Alumni Association, and served as a CCRI Foundation Trustee. She was the RI Representative to the National Lawyers / Teacher Partnership, and is currently a Civil Trial Specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mancuso has been honored as the Rhode Island Business and Professional “Woman of the Year,” is a recipient of the South County “Business Woman of Achievement” Award, and received the “Outstanding Service Award” from the URI Alumni Association.
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