Daniel T. Madzelan joined ACE in 2014 as associate vice president
for Government Relations. In his role, Madzelan helps advance ACE’s advocacy on
behalf of the higher education community, particularly the array of federal
policies and issues critical to the missions of American colleges and
universities and the students they serve.
From 2009–10, Madzelan served as acting assistant secretary
for postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of Education, where he was
charged with primary responsibility for administering a $2.6 billion program
budget providing financial support to colleges and universities and their
students, and had policy and program budget responsibility for the Title IV
student financial aid programs that provided nearly $130 billion in grant, loan
and work-study assistance to more than 14 million postsecondary students and
their families. Previously, he was a longtime director of the forecasting and
policy analysis service in the department’s office of postsecondary education.
He worked in a number of capacities in that office before becoming a director.
Madzelan is a graduate of the University of Maryland,
College Park, with a bachelor of arts in economics with a concentration in
mathematics and statistics.