Pa Board Picks New Education Leader

08.06.13 | Bob Price

The board has kept the names of the three finalists a secret for the first time in the system's 31 years. Most trustees are appointed by the governor, and Gov. Tom Corbett's higher education adviser, Ronald Tomalis, is apparently a finalist.  Some of the 17 sitting board members only learned the identities of the finalists in late July. The board members include four state lawmakers, Corbett, his new education secretary and 11 gubernatorial appointments, including five who were last appointed by Corbett's Democratic predecessor, Ed Rendell.