Dr. Nasser Paydar Nominated to be Assistant Secretary of Education

President Biden has nominated Dr. Nasser Paydar to be assistant secretary of education for postsecondary education. Dr. Paydar is Chancellor Emeritus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a press release regarding the nomination, “Throughout his more than 35 years of experience as a higher education leader, Dr. Paydar has championed equitable and affordable access to postsecondary education. He also has placed an important focus on diversifying the higher education workforce. I’m confident that Dr. Paydar will advance our efforts at the Department of Education and throughout the Biden-Harris administration to provide students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities with more inclusive, affordable postsecondary learning opportunities, whether they be college degrees or career and technical programs. I have no doubt Dr. Paydar will be an asset to the Department and hope for his swift confirmation so he can join us in this critical work.”