Campus Notebook: Print-Ready

Posted April 16, 2010 at 5:36pm

President Barack Obama announced last week that he will nominate William Boarman, a vice president of the Communication Workers of America, to be CEO of the Government Printing Office.

[IMGCAP(1)]Boarman began his career with a four-year apprenticeship at McArdle Printing in the late 1960s. Since then he has worked at the GPO and the International Typographical Union (which merged with CWA in 1987), according to press releases from the GPO and CWA. He has also served as an unpaid consultant to public printers.

Boarman would replace the current public printer, Bob Tapella, whom the Senate confirmed in October 2007.

After the Senate Rules and Administration Committee receives the official paperwork from the White House, it will send Boarman a questionnaire. The White House will arrange any face-to-face meetings with panel members. Eventually a confirmation hearing will be held, and if the panel approves, Boarman’s nomination moves to the full Senate.

Submit your Campus Notebook tips here.