LSU MPA Alum Appointed to U.S. Department of Education


Kim Hunter Reed

March 28, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Department of Education announced today the appointment of Kim Hunter Reed, a 1995 graduate of the E. J. Ourso College of Business Master of Public Administration program, as deputy undersecretary, effective immediately.

She replaces Jamienne Studley, who left the department late last year, and will work with Undersecretary Ted Mitchell on the Obama administration’s higher education priorities like access, affordability and completion.

Most recently, Reed was a principal at HCM Strategists LLC, a public policy and advocacy consulting firm in Washington, D.C. focused on advancing effective solutions in health and education. She also previously served as chief of staff for the Louisiana Board of Regents and executive vice president of the University of Louisiana System.

In a memo to staff, Mitchell wrote that Reed’s responsibilities will include “a strong focus on higher education policy development and outreach. They will also support research to deepen the evidence base to strengthen the nation’s post-secondary system, student experiences and outcomes.”

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business