higher education commissioner http://ripr.org en Gov. Chafee Stands By Appointment of Mancuso As Interim Higher Ed Commissioner http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafee-stands-appointment-mancuso-interim-higher-ed-commissioner <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee says he stands behind his decision to appoint Eva Marie Mancuso as the state’s interim commissioner for higher education.&nbsp; But Chafee says he knows the state Ethics Commission could scrap the appointment.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:13:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 18924 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee Stands By Appointment of Mancuso As Interim Higher Ed Commissioner Ethics Concerns Raised over Higher Ed Pick http://ripr.org/post/ethics-concerns-raised-over-higher-ed-pick <p>Common Cause has asked Governor Lincoln Chafee to withdraw his recommendation of attorney Eva-Marie Mancuso for interim state commissioner of higher education.</p><p>Mancuso is currently chair of the State Board of Education, and Common Cause says that should bar her from consideration. The good-government group cites ethics rules that prohibit state board members from taking paid positions within the agencies they oversee.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:41:04 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 18447 at http://ripr.org