Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, appointed Wichita State University student Paul Cruz to a commission addressing Hispanic affairs.
Below is the press release:
Promoting statewide coordination in addressing Hispanic affairs, Governor Kathleen Sebelius has made one appointment to the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission (KHLAAC).
“To move our state forward, it’s important that all voices are heard and all Kansans are represented. I’m thankful for the dedication of this commission in serving our state and celebrating our cultures,” Sebelius said.
Paul Cruz, Wichita, currently attends Wichita State University and is a member of the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. Cruz will represent the 4th Congressional district while serving a three-year term on the board.
The KHLAAC is a seven member body appointed by the governor of Kansas. The commission serves as a liaison for the Kansas Hispanic and Latino Community and the Office of the Governor. The commission addresses public policy concerns primarily in the areas related to education, health and business.