Ex-NYC Schools Chancellor to Take Over Queens Library System

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is expected to lead the Queens Library system.

The Daily News reports that Walcott is to take over as CEO later this month.

The system was rocked by alleged overspending by its former CEO.

Walcott was selected following a six-month national search. His appointment must still be approved by the state education department.

Members of the Queens Library Board search committee say Walcott has the skills and experience to lead the library through the challenging years ahead.

Walcott, who also served as deputy mayor under Michael Bloomberg, is a Queens resident. Last year, he was appointed by state education officials to monitor the East Ramapo School District in Rockland County.  

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