THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Las Vegas, Nevada) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 28, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARSHALL S. SMITH AS DEPUTY SECRETARY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Marshall S. Smith as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education.
Marshall S. (Mike) Smith, of California, has served as Acting Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education since August, 1996. Prior to that, Dr. Smith served as Under Secretary at the Department of Education, where he was instrumental in the implementation of the President's education improvement agenda. Dr. Smith came to the Department from Stanford University, where he was a professor of education and a Dean of the Graduate School of Education. From 1980 to 1986, Dr. Smith was the Director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and served as a professor of Educational Policy Studies and Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin. In 1980, he served as Chief of Staff to the first Secretary of Education, and from 1977 to 1980 he was Assistant Commissioner for Policy Studies at the U.S. Office of Education. Dr. Smith was Chair of the Board of International Comparative Studies in Education at the National Academy of Sciences from 1992 to 1993, was on the National Council on Education Standards and Testing, and is a member of the National Academy of Education. Dr. Smith received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, and a Master's of Education and Doctorate in Measurement and Statistics from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education serves as the chief operating officer of the Department and principal advisor to the Secretary on policies and budget.