Three Riverside residents were recently appointed to government posts by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Kenya Davis-Hayes, 27, of Riverside, has been appointed to the California Council for the Humanities. She has served as an assistant professor in the department of history, political science and criminal justice at California Baptist University since 2005. Davis-Hayes previously worked for Purdue University from 2000 to 2004 where she held the positions of teaching assistant in the department of history; and research assistant, social justice project coordinator and teaching assistant in the department of curriculum and instruction. She is a member of the Riverside County World Affairs Council, the Organization of American Historians and Kiwanis International. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Davis-Hayes is a Republican.
Carol D. Codrington, 48, of Lake Elsinore, has served as a commissioner for the Riverside County Superior Court since 2006. Previously, she was an attorney in private practice from 2004 to 2006. Codrington served as an associate general counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2001 to 2004 and a deputy city attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that, she was adjunct professor of law and director of litigation at the Western Law Center for Disability Rights at Loyola Law School from 1997 to 2000. She was an associate and partner in the law firm Mallory & Brown-Curtis from 1989 to 1997 and an associate for Robinson & Pearman from 1986 to 1989. Codrington earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University. She fills one of the new positions created by Senate Bill 56
Dale R. Wells, 54, of Indio, has served as a commissioner for the Riverside County Superior Court since 2003. Previously, Wells served as a family law facilitator for the Riverside County Superior Court from 1998 to 2003. From 1994 to 1998, he was in private practice handling primarily family law cases. Wells earned a Juris Doctorate degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in law from California Southern Law School. He fills one of the new positions created by Senate Bill 56.
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