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President Clinton Names Judith A. Winston as Under Secretary at the Department of Education

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                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                 December 27, 2000

                          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.


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