Jamienne S. Studley, Deputy Under Secretary of the US Department of Education since September 2013, focuses on college access, affordability, outcomes and choice; student success; accreditation, and other higher education policy issues. In addition to her duties as deputy under secretary, Jamie has been delegated the duties of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. Jamie’s government service also includes roles as deputy and acting general counsel of the Department of Education in the Clinton Administration, special assistant to the Secretary of HEW/HHS in the Carter Administration, and chair of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. She was also President of Skidmore College; President/CEO of Public Advocates, a California civil rights advocacy group; Associate Dean and Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School; Executive Director, National Association for Law Placement, and adjunct faculty member at Stanford and UC Berkeley Law Schools. Her board service includes the Association of American Colleges & Universities, San Francisco Education Fund, American Craft Council, Connecticut Women’s Education & Legal Fund, and the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee. She earned her B.A. in American studies magna cum laude from Barnard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.