HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer is appointing a new member to the Board of Regents that oversees the university system.
Schweitzer said that he is choosing Angela McLean of Anaconda, a Democrat, to replace Lila Taylor.
McLean previously served on the Board of Public Education and teaches social studies at Anaconda High School.
The Board of Regents is among the most powerful citizen boards in the state, with constitutional authority over the state university system and its budget. McLean joins the board as it begins the process of cutting spending in the system.
Schweitzer also announced that he is appointing Erin Williams of Missoula, a Democrat, to the Board of Public Education.