HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A longtime Connecticut legislator and former attorney general candidate has been chosen over more than 100 other candidates to head a regional education accrediting agency.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges says Cameron Staples will become its new chief executive officer starting July 1.
NEASC is the accrediting agency for more than 2,000 public and private institutions from pre-kindergarten through universities in New England’s six states. It’s based in Bedford, Mass.
Staples is an attorney from Essex. He was a Connecticut state representative from 1993 through 2010, when he unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination to run for state attorney general.
Staples’ time in the legislature included assignments as chairman of the tax-writing and education committees. He has also served on several national education advisory and oversight boards.
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