Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed two new commissioner to serve on the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Timothy Daniels of Omaha, formerly of Gering, and Charles Garman of Omaha fill at-large positions with terms ending January 1, 2024. Daniels and Garman were sworn in at the Commission’s September 26th meeting in Omaha.
Mr. Daniels is a Panhandle native who received a BA in business from Chadron State College and spent most of his career in the Scottsbluff-Gering area, where he was an active community leader in the Scottsbluff-Gering Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, United Way, Panhandle Community Services Foundation, and the Western Nebraska Community College Foundation Board of Directors, among others. He also served for 13 years on the Western Nebraska Community College Board of Governors, including 2 years as chairman.
Mr. Garman is an attorney with Legacy Design Strategies in Omaha who, along with nearly a decade of legal experience in the private sector, previously served as the Education Committee Legal Counsel for the Nebraska Legislature. Garman is also a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Army and the South Dakota and Nebraska National Guards. He received his BA in political science and philosophy from Augustana University and his JD degree from Creighton University School of Law.
The Coordinating Commission is governed by an 11-member board of commissioners -- one each from the state's six Supreme Court Districts and five at-large members.
Daniels’ and Garman’s appointments still must be confirmed by the Legislature. Prior to that, however, they can serve on the Commission with full voting rights.