Sandra Harrison, DHS's current chief administrative officer and interim chief operation officer, said she plans to leave the agency Sept. 15 to pursue other opportunities.
Harrison praised Ligon, who will take over some of her duties, describing him as “an excellent manager and an excellent person.”
Following are other parts of the reorganization:
Child care services will be placed under the management of Jim Struby, director of adult and family services.
Adult protective services will become a free-standing program within community living and support services, under the management of Mark Jones.
A new chief of staff position is being created to manage human resources and the offices of intergovernmental relations and policy, and planning research and statistics. The new chief of staff has not yet been named.