Rhode Island senator appointed to New England education board
BOSTON Rhode Island Senator Hanna Gallo has been appointed to the New England Board of Higher Education.Gallo was first elected to the state Senate in 1998 and is serving her fourth term. She represents Cranston, and is secretary of the Senate Finance Committee and vice chairwoman of the education committee.
In her professional life, Gallo is a speech language pathologist.
The board she's joining is a six-state agency charged with promoting educational opportunities and services for the residents of New England.
The board's programs focus on the relationship between New England's institutions of higher education and regional economic development.