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ED’s Kanter Steps Down; ACE President Offers Reaction

August 14, 2013

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​Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter yesterday announced that she will leave her post in the coming months.

Appointed by President Barack Obama in April 2009, Kanter has worked with Education Secretary Arne Duncan to implement policies and programs related to postsecondary education, as well as adult and career education. She oversaw the transition of the federal student loan program from a bank-based system to Direct Lending and has worked to implement President Obama’s American Graduation Initiative.

A former chancellor of the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, Kanter said she will return to academia this fall.

ACE President Molly Corbett Broad in a statement praised Kanter’s tenure, saying “In her time as under secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, Martha Kanter has played a major role in setting higher education policy in some of the most important areas under the department’s purview.”

Broad also noted Kanter’s experience on campus, which “ensured that she understood the challenges facing American higher education during these turbulent times. She has been a supportive and engaged partner, willing to reach out to the community on a wide variety of issues.”

Kanter’s announcement garnered coverage in the higher education trade press this morning, including the following stories:

 

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