Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed a new commissioner, Dr. Deborah A. Frison, to the state's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE).
As one of 11 commissioners, Frison will work with CCPE staff to fulfill the commission's many duties, which are spelled out in both the state's Constitution and in statute. Frison represents District 2, which covers north Omaha.
Frison brings more than 30 years of education experience to the commission. She's currently principal of Burke High School in Omaha, where she oversees 215 staff members and more than 2,000 students. Before that, she was principal of King Science and Technology Magnet Center, as well as Morton Middle School, both in Omaha.
Frison earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Update: Frison was formally sworn in at the commission's July 19 meeting.