January 20, 2015
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Fiscal Deputy Superintendent
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named Nick Schweizer to the position of Deputy Superintendent for the Services for Administration, Finance, Technology, and Infrastructure Branch of the California Department of Education (CDE).
"We are pleased to find an outstanding leader with a deep knowledge of education, the state budget, and fiscal issues," said Torlakson. "Nick brings so much to the department. I look forward to working with him."
Schweizer has been at the California Department of Finance since 1998 and has served in a variety of roles, including overseeing and developing budget policies affecting K-12 education, community colleges, state universities, college financial aid, teacher credentialing, and child care. Schweizer also spent one year as executive director of the State Board of Education where he provided leadership and direction to the board members and staff.
As Deputy Superintendent, Schweizer will oversee the CDE budget, accounting, information systems, personnel services; and assistance to local educational agencies for fiscal and business aspects of public schools.
He replaces Jeannie Oropeza who recently became Deputy Secretary for Human Resources for the California State Senate.
For additional information, visit the CDE's Operations and Administration Branch Web page.
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Tom Torlakson —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100