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Carver Alumnus, Erik Clemons, appointed to CT State Board of Education


Go here for the governor’s press release.

Gov. Malloy Appoints Three to Serve on the State Board of Education

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is appointing Erik Clemons of New Haven, William Davenport of Litchfield, and Malia Sieve of Norwich to serve as members on the Connecticut State Board of Education.

“We are making significant progress as we raise the bar like never before. Connecticut’s State Board of Education plays a critical role in ensuring that our students receive a world class education that prepares them for careers in the 21st century,” Governor Malloy said. “Erik, Bill, and Malia are the right candidates for these roles, and I look forward to having them contribute their experiences and expertise as members of the board. We are going to continue moving our schools forward.”

The State Board of Education is responsible for establishing academic standards and setting policy for Connecticut’s 149 local and 17 regional school districts, including preschool, elementary and secondary education, special education, vocational education and adult education. It also serves as the board of education for the 17 regional technical high schools.

Erik Clemons

Clemons is the founding CEO and President of Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, Inc. (ConnCAT), a nonprofit career training institution that aims to prepare youth and adults for educational and career advancement through after-school arts and job training programming. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership, Inc., and as Director of Career Technical Training of the New Haven Jobs Corps Center.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University, and master’s in arts-theology and ethics from Hartford Seminary.

“I am so honored to be appointed to the Connecticut State Board of Education,” Clemons said. “This is a great opportunity to give voice to education and it is a privilege to serve in this capacity.”