Event Date 1: May 16, 2013 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
As under secretary, Kanter administers policies, programs and activities related to postsecondary education, adult and career-technical education and federal student aid. She also oversees six White House Initiatives, including: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Educational Excellence for African Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Before joining the Education Department, Kanter served from 2003 to 2009 as chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District in California, one of the largest community college districts in the nation, serving more than 45,000 students with a total budget of approximately $400 million. She is the first community college leader to serve as U.S. education under secretary.
|Who :||U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter|
|What :||Commencement address to the School of Graduate Studies at Salem State University|
|When :||4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013|
|Where :||Rockett Arena, Richard B. O'Keefe Complex, Salem State University, Salem, Mass.|