Secretary Rivera Gets Unanimous Approval from Senate (June 27, 2019)

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the Senate Education Committee voted unanimously to send PA Secretary Pedro A. Rivera to the full PA Senate for a re-confirmation vote. Thus, Secretary Rivera appears to be well on his way to a second term as the Commonwealth’s education secretary. The committee’s vote was in response to Governor Wolf’s nominating Secretary Rivera for re-appointment as the head of the PA Department of Education.

In 2015, the Senate voted unanimously to appoint Rivera as the secretary of education.

Secretary Rivera gave a highly acclaimed welcome address to attendees at the 2019 Annual PAPSA Conference in Leola in April.