Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has announced the appointment of Dionne Wells-Hedrington as acting commissioner of the Department of Education (DOE), Clarina Modeste-Elliott as acting commissioner of the Department of Finance (DOF), and Calvert White as acting commissioner of Sports, Parks and Recreation (DSPR), effective at 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31.
Wells-Hedrington replaces former Commissioner Sharon McCollum, Modeste-Elliott replaces former Commissioner Valdamier Collens and White replaces former Commissioner Pedro Cruz.
The former Commissioners each resigned from their positions this month.
Further personnel appointments will be made in the days ahead.