Rhodes to Host Visit By Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter
Publication Date: 4/18/2012
On April 19, Rhodes will host a visit by Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter regarding the Obama Administration’s College Affordability proposals. Kanter will address area higher education leaders, including Rhodes President William E. Troutt, on the importance of tackling rising college costs to ensure America’s students and workers can obtain the education and training they need to ensure a workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century.
Kanter was nominated by President Barack Obama on April 29, 2009 to be the under secretary of education and was confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 2009. She reports to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and oversees policies, programs, and activities related to postsecondary education, adult and career-technical education, federal student aid, and five White House Initiatives on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.