THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CYRIL KENT MCGUIRE AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Cyril Kent McGuire to serve as Assistant Secretary of Educational Research and Improvement at the Department of Education.
Kent McGuire, of Moorestown, New Jersey, is Program Officer of the education portfolio for the Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is responsible for the Trusts' national initiatives in education reform. From 1991 to 1995, he was Program Director of Education for the Lilly Endowment, where he directed all grantmaking related to education reform in Indiana, as well as national education policy initiatives. From 1980 to 1989, he served as Policy Analyst and then as Director of the School Finance Collaborative at the Education Commission of the States (ECS). There, he directed national projects related to at-risk youth, education technology and education choice, participated in the design and implementation of the organization's core initiatives in K-12/Higher Education reform, and led efforts to provide technical assistance to states in school finance and governance.
Mr. McGuire received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, an M.A. degree in Education Administration and Policy from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado.
The Office of Educational Research and Improvement funds research and demonstration projects to improve education and libraries, and collects and disseminates statistical information on the condition of education. The Assistant Secretary manages a $400 million budget and 350 full-time staff.