TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has named an interim chief information technology officer for the executive branch.
Brownback said Monday that Anthony Schlinsog of the Kansas Department of Transportation would fill the job in the short term. Schlinsog has been with KDOT since 2008 and has 16 years of private sector technology experience.
The governor is searching for a permanent IT officer after the abrupt resignation last week of the governor’s first choice.
Last week, Jim Mann was named chief IT officer for the executive branch. But he resigned a day later after it was made public that he received a college degree from an unaccredited university.
The announcement of his departure came just hours after Brownback acknowledged that his administration hadn’t thoroughly examined Mann’s educational background.