The Gloucester County School Board unanimously appointed Troy Andersen on Thursday night to represent the Gloucester Point District.

Andersen takes the seat on the seven-member board that was vacated upon the death of Jean Pugh. Andersen was appointed following a closed session in which the School Board interviewed four candidates for the position, said a Gloucester County Public School System spokeswoman.

Andersen's term begins on Dec. 10 and concludes Dec. 31, 2013. His first School Board meeting will be Dec. 11.

Andersen is a Gloucester County native who moved back to the county in 2007 and works as a civilian contractor for the Department of Defense. He has two daughters in the Gloucester school system and has been a member of the Gloucester County Planning Commission.