THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FRANK S. HOLLEMAN III AS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
President Clinton announced today his intent to recess appoint Frank S. Holleman III to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education. Mr. Frank S. Holleman was nominated on November 10, 1999.
Mr. Frank S. Holleman III, of Greenville, South Carolina, is an attorney with the firm of Wyche, Burgess, Freeman & Paham, P.A. where he has practiced since 1997 and previously from 1982-1993. From 1994 to 1997, he was Chief of Staff to Secretary of Education Richard Riley. He previously served from 1993 to 1994 as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, overseeing the Office of Consumer Litigation and the Office of Immigration Litigation. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun from 1981-1982 and Judge Harrison Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1979-1980. In August 1999, Governor Jim Hodges appointed him to serve as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, an early childhood initiative. In 1998, Governor-Elect Jim Hodges appointed him to serve as Chair of the Education Subcommittee of his Transition Team. Secretary Riley appointed him to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance in 1997. Mr. Holleman also serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Success by Six, a project of the Greenville United Way which focuses on the needs of young children, as Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board of the University Center, and as a board member of the Alliance for Quality Education.
Mr. Holleman received a B.A. degree from Furman University, a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, and a M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education serves as the chief operating officer of the Department and principal advisor to the Secretary on program policies and budget.