On Monday, the Senate confirmed Sara Martinez Tucker as the new Undersecretary of
Education. Tucker will be in charge of implementing the work of the Commission on the Future
of Higher Education. She will also focus on policies, programs and activities that have to do with
vocational and adult education, postsecondary education, college aid and financial reforms for
the Pell Grant program. Before joining ED, Tucker was the president and chief executive officer
of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. In 2005, Tucker was named one of the 25 most influential
Latinos in the country by Time magazine.