THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JUDITH A. WINSTON AS UNDER SECRETARY AT THE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Judith A. Winston to serve as Under Secretary at the Department of Education. Ms. Winston was nominated on July 13, 2000.
Ms. Judith A. Winston, of Washington, D.C., has served as General Counsel at the Department of Education since 1993 and will continue to serve concurrently in that capacity. From 1997 to 1998, Ms. Winston served as Executive Director to the President's Initiative on Race. Ms. Winston resumed her leadership as General Counsel to the Department of Education in January 1999. Before joining the Administration, Ms. Winston was an Associate Professor of Law at American University where she taught civil procedure and civil rights. She worked as a lawyer on a variety of civil rights, race, and gender equality issues while serving as Deputy Director for Public Policy at the National Partnership for Women and Families, formerly the Women's Legal Defense Fund, in Washington, DC. Formerly, Ms. Winston was Deputy Director of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Assistant General Counsel for Education Equity at the Department of Education. She was Executive Assistant and Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Special Assistant to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights in the former United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
Ms. Winston received her B.A. from Howard University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
The Under Secretary at the Department of Education works with the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary on management policy and operations, and represents the Department on the President's Management Council. As a principal advisor to the Secretary, the Under Secretary works with the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on strategic initiatives that help define a broad, coherent vision for achieving the National Education goals and the Secretary's priorities.