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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 13, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JUDITH A. WINSTON AS UNDER SECRETARY OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Judith A. Winston
to serve as Under Secretary of the Department of Education.
Ms. Judith A. Winston, of Washington, D.C., currently serves as
General Counsel at the Department of Education, a position she has held
since 1993. 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
Women?s Legal Defense Fund in Washington. 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 bachelor?s degree from Howard University and
law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
As Under Secretary at the Department of Education, Ms. Winston will
work with the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on management policy and
operations, and will represent the Department on the President?s Management
Council. As a principal advisor to the Secretary, Ms. Winston will also
work 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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