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Pa. Education Secretary Rivera announces departure while schools scramble for fall plans

Pedro Rivera

By Cassie Miller
Special to the Pittsburgh Current
info@pittsburghcurrent.com

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera announced that he’s resigning his post to become president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (@AP) — Pennsylvania’s education secretary announced Tuesday he will be leaving the job to take another position, as schools throughout the state are scrambling to develop and implement pandemic reopening plans.

— Marc Levy (@timelywriter) August 4, 2020

The turnover comes as public schools across the state scramble to finalize fall reopening plans amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The news was first reported by the Associated Press. Rivera will remain in his current position until October, the AP confirmed.

The college welcomed Rivera in a statement, Tuesday.

“The Board of Trustees is extremely excited to announce and welcome Pedro Rivera as the next President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology,” said Maryann Marotta, chair of the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Board of Trustees and Vice President of Marotta/Main Architects. “Secretary Rivera is a demonstrable leader with nationally recognized experience to lead the College through these very challenging times for higher education. His experience in education, leadership, and governmental policy align with the needs of the institution, and his strength and drive will serve to advance the mission of the College throughout the Commonwealth, impacting the lives of economically and socially underserved students and their families for generations.”

This story is breaking and will be updated

Cassie Miller is the associate editor of the Pennsylvania Capital-Star where this story first appeared.


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