The Desert Sun: Geoffrey Baum appeared before the Senate Rules Committee in Sacramento on Wednesday and got unanimous approval on his appointment as president of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors….
President Barack Obama has nominated CCLP Advisory Board member Thomas Nides, Morgan Stanley's chief operating officer, as deputy secretary of state for management and resources. Nides, 49, has been with Morgan Stanley since 2005. His resume includes a background in politics and public relations, including serving as chief of staff for U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman during his vice-presidential campaign in 2000. If confirmed by the Senate, Nides would replace Jacob Lew, who awaits confirmation as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Click here for the White House announcement….