NU Online News Service, Nov. 13, 2003, 5:02 p.m. EST – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has hired Richard Krolak to be manager of the CalPERS long term care program.

The nonprofit, self-funded long term care program covers 175,000 California public employees and relatives of California public employees.

Krolak succeeds Daniel Schroepfer, who has retired.

Krolak previously was chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the California Dental Association, Sacramento. He also has been assistant director for health access at the California Department of Health Services, and he has been a government studies professor at California State University, Sacramento.

Krolak has a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Sonoma; a master’s degree in political science from Washington State University; and a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Riverside.