Skip Office Navigation
OPE: Office of Postsecondary Education
Current Section
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

The Assistant Secretary is assisted by a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Planning and four Deputy Assistant Secretaries who have leadership and oversight responsibilities for the four major program units in OPE: Higher Education Programs (HEP); International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE); Policy, Planning and Innovation (PPI); and Accreditation.

U.S. Department of Education Information Resource Center: 1-800-872-5327 (toll-free)

Internship Opportunities with OPE

Key Staff -- Office of the Assistant Secretary

Name Title
Michelle Asha Cooper Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
Rich Williams Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary
Tiwanda BurseDeputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Planning
Michelle Asha Cooper Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs
Linda Byrd-Johnson Senior Advisor to Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs
Beatriz Ceja Senior Director for Institutional Service
Linda Byrd-Johnson Acting Senior Director for Student Service
Vacant Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education
Cheryl Gibbs Senior Director, International and Foreign Language Education
Annmarie Weisman Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation
Vacant Senior Director, Policy Development and Coordination
Vacant Deputy Assistant Secretary for Accreditation

Main Headquarters Address: Mailing/Street Address for Visitors
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
U.S. Department of Education*
Office of Postsecondary Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Main Telephone: 202-453-6914
*include contact name when available

Other OPE Office Contacts
OPE Office Organization Chart (PDF, 241K)
Department of Education Employee Locator
Department of Education Organization Chart

Top



   
Last Modified: 04/30/2021