Mayor Greg Stanton has appointed Phoenix College faculty member Trino Sandoval to serve as his senior policy advisor on education.

In the advisory role, Sandoval will convene and facilitate stakeholders around the mayor's education agenda, which includes strengthening pre-school programs, expanding after-school programs, improving secondary and post-secondary alignment and collaboration, and seeking a greater university presence in Phoenix. He started on Feb. 1.

Not only will Sandoval advise the mayor and city of Phoenix management on strategies to implement the agenda, he will coordinate with local and national education leaders and other stakeholders on all issues related to education.

• Briefs compiled from staff and wire reports

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