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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Betsy Brand To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education


The President today announced his intention to nominate Betsy Brand to be Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education at the Department of Education. She would succeed Bonnie Guiton.

Since 1989 Mrs. Brand has served as Acting Director of Adult Education at the Department of Education in Washington, DC. Prior to this she served as a professional staff member of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, 1986 - 1989; staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity, 1985 - 1986; legislative assistant to Senator Dan Quayle, 1983 - 1985; minority legislative associate for the House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, 1981 - 1983; and legislative assistant and office manager for Representative E. Thomas Coleman, 1977 - 1981.

Mrs. Brand graduated from Dickinson College (B.A., 1976). She was born July 20, 1954, in Plainfield, NJ. Mrs. Brand is married, has one son, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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