Pavlov appointed to Finance Committee of national education organization

Sen. Phil Pavlov

Sen. Phil Pavlov

LANSING, Mich. — The chairman of the national, nonpartisan Education Commission of the States (ECS) has appointed state Sen. Phil Pavlov to the organization’s Finance Committee for the 2015–2017 term.

Pavlov has served as Michigan’s delegate to the ECS Steering Committee since 2014. His appointment to this committee will run from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.

“The Education Commission of the States is committed to bringing together a diversity of views to improve education in the U.S.,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “I thank Governor Bullock for this appointment, and I look forward to working with him and the rest of the ECS over the next two years.”

The Finance Committee provides advice to the Executive Committee of the ECS on the annual audit, budget, strategic financial policies, investment strategy and policies, and changes in accounting practices.

Gov. Steve Bullock, the incoming chairman of the ECS, is the Democratic governor of Montana. The chairmanship of the ECS alternates between Democratic and Republican governors every two years.

The Education Commission of the States was created by states, for states, in 1965. The organization tracks state policy trends, translates academic research, provides unbiased advice and creates opportunities for state leaders to learn from one another.