Osseo resident appointed Perpich Center for Arts Education board member

Governor Mark Dayton has announced the three appointments to the Board of the Perpich Center for Arts Education.

Thomas Adams of Osseo was named as a member of the board, with term expiring Jan. 2, 2017.

Adams has been the CEO of African American Family Services since July 2012. He served as acting director of the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools in Atlanta, Georgia from 2005 to 2012 and was vice president of education at the Summit Academy in Minneapolis from 1999 to 2003. He has a masters in social work from Augsburg College and an undergraduate degree in sociology from North Dakota State University.

Other new Perpich board members are Susan Mau Larson of Oak Park Heights, director of public affairs at LifeSource, and Christopher Paul of Eagan, an attorney.