As promised, Mayor Nutter today made the first of his two appointments to the School Reform Commission by giving the job to his former staffer, Dr. Wendell Pritchett, the Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden.
In a statement, Nutter described Pritchett as "a respected scholar in urban history and an experienced government policy-maker."
His appointment comes a day after the resignations of SRC Chairman Robert Archie and Commissioner Johnny Irizarry.
“I am very pleased to appoint someone with the qualifications, the imagination and the commitment to public education of Wendell Pritchett,” Nutter said. “He has demonstrated real leadership in the areas of education, local government and sustainable community development for many years.”