The White House says that Martha J. Kanter is Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s nominee for undersecretary of education. Ms. Kanter now serves as the chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, in Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Duncan mentioned in our recent EdWeek interview that he hoped to recruit a community-college administrator to a top spot. Looks like Kanter’s the pick. No word yet, though, on how her duties will be divided up with that of the yet-to-be-announced deputy secretary.
Kanter also served as a vice president at San Jose City College, and as a director, dean and subsequently vice chancellor for policy and research of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in Sacramento. She also serves as the national chair of The College Board’s community-college advisory panel.