Governor Larry Hogan appointed Maryland’s first Inspector General of Education, Richard P. Henry, under terms of legislation passed last year.
From Governor Hogan’s Press Release:
“For five years, our administration has been working hard to root out corruption, wrongdoing, and the mismanagement of state tax dollars by local school systems,” said Governor Hogan. “With the appointment of the first Inspector General for Education in state history, we are reaffirming our commitment to providing more accountability for parents, teachers, and taxpayers and better results for our children. Richard Henry has the experience and the passion to serve as a tough but fair watchdog in this new role.”
Governor Hogan pushed for and enacted the establishment of the Maryland Office of Inspector General for Education to provide accountability and transparency in the expenditure of public education funds in the state. The Inspector General is jointly appointed to a five-year term by the governor, the attorney general, and the state treasurer.
Henry is currently the executive director of the Office of Compliance and Monitoring for the State Department of Education and has an extensive career history with the United States Marshals Service. Henry will start in his new role on March 4.