By Alex Robinson

Borough President Melinda Katz appointed Earl Simons to the Queens Library board of trustees last week.

The appointment was to fill a vacancy Katz created when she removed six rogue board members for standing by embattled President Thomas Galante.

Simons is a member of York College’s senior executive cabinet and responsible for overseeing civic engagement efforts at the school.

“Mr. Simons’ impressive background in higher education and government, which includes extensive experience in overseeing capital and operating budgets, make him a superb choice for appointment to the board,” Katz said.

The new appointee worked as director of budgets and grants in the office of the Manhattan borough president before he joined York College.

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at arobi‌nson@‌cnglo‌cal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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