WSC President Jay Helman Appointed to Governor’s Education Leadership Council
Sept. 27, 2011 -- Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Jay Helman, president of Western State College of Colorado (WSC), to the Governor’s Education Leadership Council.
The Education Leadership Council was created by executive order on Hickenlooper’s first day in office. The council will provide a forum for educators, community members, business leaders and lawmakers to examine the current status of education policies and make recommendations to the governor, General Assembly and governing boards regarding long-term improvements. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia will chair the council.
“Education is key to our children’s success and to the success of Colorado,” Garcia said. “The Education Leadership Council will work to ensure our state helps deliver on the collective promise created by recent education reforms, like the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids and the Educator Effectiveness bill.”
The 38 appointed council members will serve terms expiring on June 30, 2013.