12:16 a.m. EDT, August 13, 2014
HARRISBURG — Ron Tomalis is resigning from his nearly $140,000 job as Gov. Tom Corbett‘s special adviser on higher education.
The move, announced Tuesday and effective Aug. 26, comes after weeks of pressure on Tomalis to step down after news reports revealed little evidence of work done in the role Corbett created for him in June 2013.
Corbett had named Tomalis his higher education adviser after removing him as state education secretary following a raucous year in which he alienated officials in many of the state’s 500 school districts.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported July 27 that Tomalis’ email, phone records and work calendar showed little activity since he took the new position at the Department of Education.
Full story: Ron Tomalis resigns under pressure as Tom Corbett’s education adviser Steve Esack, The Morning Call, 8/13/14