Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
News for Immediate Release
May 15, 2013
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Ronald J. Tomalis will
leave his post as Secretary of Education on May 31 to become Special Adviser to
the Governor on Higher Education.
Tomalis, who has been with the administration since January 2011, will be
responsible for overseeing, implementing and reviewing the recommendations
made by the Governor’s Postsecondary Advisory Commission.
To replace Tomalis, the governor will be nominating Dr. William E. Harner,
superintendent of the Cumberland Valley School District in Mechanicsburg,
Cumberland County. His nomination will need to be confirmed by the Senate.
Following a 20-year military career, Harner served in several educational capacities,
from middle school principal to school superintendent in South Carolina to deputy
chief executive officer of the School District of Philadelphia.
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