Education Department Update

July 11, 2001 1 min read

President Bush has now named candidates for most of the top jobs in the Department of Education, but it could be months before the Senate confirms all those nominees.

Confirmed (date confirmed):

Secretary Rod Paige, Jan. 20

Deputy Secretary William D. Hansen, May 22

Nominated (date nominated):

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education: Carol D’Amico, March 23

Undersecretary: Eugene W. Hickok, April 30

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education: Susan Neumann, April 30

Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement: Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, April 30

General Counsel: Brian Jones, April 30

Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs: Becky Campoverde, June 5

Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs: Laurie Rich, June 12

Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: Robert Pasternack, June 21

Commissioner, Rehabilitative Services Administration: Joanne M. Wilson, June 21

Announced (date announced):

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights: Gerald A. Reynolds, June 25

Yet to be announced:

Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

Chief Financial Officer

Commissioner of Education Statistics*

NOTE: *This job, which has been held by Gary W. Phillips on an acting basis since 1999, is a political appointment with a fixed term of four years.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

A version of this article appeared in the July 11, 2001 edition of Education Week as Education Department Update

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