New appointment

While we’re well past the first 100 days, the Obama Administration continues to fill out its ranks with appointments to top-level staff positions throughout the executive branch.

Among the latest set of senior administrative appointments is Stacey Jordan, Class of 1990, who has been appointed as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Education.

Here’s the department’s announcement:

Stacey Jordan comes to the department from The Education Sector where she has served as communications manager since 2007 working with executive, policy, research and marketing teams to develop communications strategies on education policy. Jordan has also served as special advisor for education policy to the mayor of Providence, R.I., and as director of The New York City Department of Education Office of Strategic Partnerships which was created by the NYC chancellor to engage the private and public sector to support improvement of New York Public Schools. Jordan earned a B.A. in philosophy from Wheaton College and a master’s in social welfare policy from the University of Texas in Austin.

According to the Education Department’s web site, Intergovernmental Affairs oversees communications about federal education initiatives, polices and programs to stateĀ  and local elected officials as well as to other federal agencies. It also is responsible for building partnerships to improve education for all children, including partnerships to leverage increased support for high academic standards and educational excellence.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Education