(a) The governor shall appoint a person qualified by training and experience in the area of children's services to perform the duties of the commissioner of children's services. The appointee must be a graduate of an accredited college or university.
(b) The commissioner shall hold office at the pleasure of the governor, and the commissioner's compensation shall be fixed by the governor and paid from the appropriation available to the department pursuant to § 8-23-101(c).
(c) The commissioner shall have the necessary offices, equipment and supplies to carry out the duties of the office.
Acts 1996, ch. 1079, § 5.