Maryland Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Feb. 17.
“Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Richard P. Henry as Maryland’s first Inspector General for Education. Mr. Henry, who has over 30 years of law enforcement experience at the federal level, currently serves as executive director of the Maryland State Department of Education's Office of Compliance and Monitoring.
‘For five years, our administration has been working hard to root out corruption, wrongdoing, and the mismanagement of state tax dollars by local school systems,’ said Governor Hogan. ‘With the appointment of the first Inspector General for Education in state history, we are reaffirming our commitment to providing more accountability for parents, teachers, and taxpayers and better results for our children. Richard Henry has the experience and the passion to serve as a tough but fair watchdog in this new role.’
Governor Hogan pushed for and enacted the establishment of the Maryland Office of Inspector General for Education to provide accountability and transparency in the expenditure of public education funds in the state."
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Source: Maryland Chamber of Commerce