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A McDowell County native has been appointed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin as the executive director of the new state Office of Minority Affairs.
Carolyn Stuart has been chosen for the position, the governor announced Monday.
Stuart’s background includes higher education, counseling and mediation and consulting in the area of cultural diversity.
"I am extremely excited,” Stuart said. “It's something that is near and dear to my heart in regards to diversity and equality. I am just elated to have the opportunity to be in a position such as this."
The office will deal with issues affecting minorities and will fund programs that work to serve minority groups.
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