Additional Senior Staff Appointments Announced by Secretary DeVos

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Additional Senior Staff Appointments Announced by Secretary DeVos

September 26, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced two additional senior staff hires:

Dr. Michael Wooten: Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Effective: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

Dr. Wooten is a 20-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and most recently worked as deputy chief procurement officer for the District of Columbia. His prior experience also includes serving as chairman of the board for Northern Virginia Community College as well as deputy department chair and full professor of contract management at Defense Acquisition University. He also served as an interim member of the Prince William County School Board. Dr. Wooten earned his doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Leonard Haynes: Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary
Effective: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

Dr. Haynes most recently served as a distinguished adjunct professor for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. He was the former acting president of Grambling State University and senior assistant to the president of American University. He previously served at the U.S. Department of Education in multiple roles including assistant secretary for postsecondary education, director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and senior director of institutional service for the Office of Postsecondary Education.