Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. issued the following statement on today’s action by Governor Christie installing Martin Perez to the Rutgers University Board of Governors:
For 18 months, I was incredibly frustrated that a very well qualified nominee to the governing body of Rutgers University, Martin Perez, was stalled due to parochial political disputes. I am thrilled that the Governor was able to use the powers of his office to right that wrong.
Martin Perez is a passionate advocate for education, a respected voice within his community, and a good friend. He will bring tremendous talents, and a much needed Latino voice, to the Board of Governors as Rutgers enters an era of modernization and restructuring.