Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been named chairman of a national, nonpartisan organization that works in partnering with state education leaders, the Educational Commission of the States (ECS).
“It is an honor to have been selected as Chairman of ECS,” Hutchinson said. “Arkansas has been a leader in education from computer science to pandemic learning, and I am excited for the opportunity to work with other leaders to secure our children’s future.”
Hutchinson will focus on expanded computer science education in his time leading the Chair’s Initiative.
In his recent tenure as the National Governors Association Chairman, Hutchinson led the most successful Chair’s Initiative in the history of the organization. Signed by 50 state and territorial governors, The Compact to Expand K-12 Computer Science Education gained the most signatures ever for a Chairman’s Initiative.
According to the ECS, Hutchinson will lead the Executive Committee with Brittney Miller, Nevada State assembly member; Margie Vandeven, Missouri’s commissioner of education; and Jeremy Anderson, the president of the ECS.
“I am so pleased to welcome Gov. Hutchinson to our Executive Committee,” Anderson said. “His breadth of expertise and long career in state and federal government will be an asset to our team.”
ECS’ team of experts provides trusted information and opportunities for partnership that allow policymakers to gain the insight and experience needed to create effective education policy for their states.
For more information about the ECS, visit its website.