South Carolina ETV


ETV Commission Chairman, Dr. Brent Nelsen, to be nominated by President Obama for Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

For Immediate Release
April 26, 2013

President Barack Obama announced his nomination of ETV Commission Chairman Dr. Brent Nelsen to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).  

Dr. Nelsen was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to Chair the ETV Commission in 2011.  He is Professor of Political Science at Furman University, a position he has held since 2002.  From 2003 to 2009, he served as Chair of the Department of Political Science at Furman University, and has held various teaching positions there since 1990.  He was President of the South Carolina Political Science Association from 2009 to 2010, and is a member of the American Political Science Association.  Dr. Nelsen received a B.A. from Wheaton College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"We were delighted to hear the news that Dr. Nelsen has been nominated for this key position," said President and CEO of ETV Linda O'Bryon. "As Chairman of the ETV Commission, he has been very supportive of ETV and its core services including education and public safety.  He will be an asset to the public media system nationally."

About CPB:  The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,300 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

South Carolina ETV is the state's public educational broadcasting network with 11 television and eight radio transmitters, and a multi-media educational system in more than 2,500 schools, colleges, businesses and government agencies. Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.

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