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Casey Sacks,PhD
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges

Casey K. Sacks is the deputy assistant secretary for community colleges in the office of career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education. She provides leadership for initiatives supporting career and technical education, adult education, correctional and re-entry education, and community colleges. These initiatives collectively serve over 25 million students each year.

Prior to assuming the role of deputy assistant secretary, Sacks served as the vice chancellor for the West Virginia Community and Technical College System. In West Virginia she led a statewide guided pathways initiative, expansion of apprenticeship and work based learning programs, developed customized workforce training for employers, and served as acting chancellor.

Before that, Sacks served as the assistant provost for academic programs and innovation with the Colorado Community College System. During her tenure there, Sacks led two TAACCCT grants, statewide redesign of developmental education, redesign for credit for prior learning, and development of online and blended delivery for career and technical education programs in energy and manufacturing.

Sacks is an active Rotarian, frequent host mom for exchange students, and avid equestrian. She received her bachelor's degree from Colorado State University, a masters from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and doctorate from Bowling Green State University.

Last Modified: 12/14/2018