Jamienne Studley
Deputy Under Secretary of Education

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Jamienne S. Studley has been deputy under secretary of education since 2013. Studley was president and CEO of Public Advocates Inc., a civil rights advocacy group; president of Skidmore College; associate dean and lecturer in law at Yale Law School; executive director of the National Association for Law Placement; and special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Human Services Patricia Roberts Harris during the Carter administration. She also served as deputy and acting general counsel of the U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1999, when she was responsible for implementing the negotiated rulemaking process, led the negotiated rulemaking on financial responsibility, and served on the White House regulatory reinvention group. She has served on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity – of which she was chair from 2012 to 2013 – and the boards of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, American Craft Counsel, and other education and arts groups. She has a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and a law degree from Harvard Law School.