Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Federal Student Aid Leadership

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Federal Student Aid Leadership

March 5, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement regarding Federal Student Aid leadership:

"I accepted the resignation of Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer Gen. Mark Brown and thanked him for his service to the U.S. Department of Education. As the nation continues grappling with economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to deliver relief and fortify pathways to the middle class is more urgent than ever. Under my leadership, the Department of Education will work to strengthen college as a reliable pathway to the middle class while protecting students and loan borrowers. In service to our nation's students, the Department's Federal Student Aid division will renew its focus on streamlining access to and management of federal financial aid, easing the burden of student debt, and carefully stewarding taxpayer dollars. Robin Minor, the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Partner Participation and Oversight has agreed to serve as acting Chief Operating Officer."