Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Polk State College President Angela Garcia Falconetti to the Education Commission of the States.
Falconetti of Winter Haven is the immediate past chair of the Association of Florida Colleges Council of Presidents and is a member of the Florida Chamber Foundation Board. Falconetti earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and education from New York University and her master’s degree in educational and instructional leadership and doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Florida.
The Education Commission of the States serves as a partner to state policymakers through providing research, reports and other resources.
“I am honored and humbled to be appointed by Governor DeSantis to serve in this national capacity. I am proud to represent our state, the Florida College System, and Polk State College,” Falconetti said.
The Commission comprises seven members from each state and territory. In most states, these appointees include the governor, four individuals appointed by the governor, and a representative from each chamber of the state’s legislature. Often, gubernatorial appointees include the head of the state education agency, the governor’s education policy advisor, a representative from higher education, a state board member, and/or industry and community partners. However, state statute governing each of these appointments can vary across the states.