The Ohio School Facilities Commission today tapped the agency’s chief fiscal officer to serve as interim executive director until a permanent replacement is found.

Eric Bode was named at the commission’s organizational meeting in Columbus. He has worked for the agency overseeing the state’s massive school construction program since 2000, and replaces Richard Murray who resigned earlier this month as former Gov. Ted Strickland left office.

The commission is made up of the state schools superintendent and directors of the Office of Budget and Management and Department of Administrative Services, the latter two both appointed by Gov. John Kasich.