TraverseCONNECT CEO Doug Luciani is among several appointments made by Gov. Rick Snyder to the new 21st Century Education Commission to make recommendations for an education system that positions Michigan as a national leader in developing talent to address today’s economy demands.
The 25-member commission includes representatives from the education, business, government, and nonprofit communities with a particular interest or expertise in education. The members, proficient in education system design at the state, regional, and local levels, will focus on how to best organize, govern, fund and evaluate Michigan’s system of public education to achieve successful education outcomes.
Luciani, of Traverse City, is chief executive officer at TraverseCONNECT, the parent company of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce and the multi-county economic development corporation, Venture North Funding & Development. He is also co-chair of the Children’s Leadership Council of Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
“I’m honored and excited to be part of this group to make Michigan a national leader in preparing our students for the challenges and opportunities in today’s economy,” Luciani said. “It’s critical that Michigan makes the necessary changes to its education system for our students to achieve sustained success in a global, knowledge-based economy.”
Membership on the 21st Century Education Commission consists of 16 gubernatorial appointees, four legislative appointees, the State Board of Education president or his designee, and four state department directors or their representatives.
The full text of Executive Order 2016-6 creating the 21st Century Education Commission is available here.