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OPE: Office of Postsecondary Education
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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

The Assistant Secretary is assisted by a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Planning and three Deputy Assistant Secretaries who have leadership and oversight responsibilities for the three major program units in OPE: Higher Education Programs (HEP); International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE); and Policy, Planning and Innovation (PPI).

U.S. Department of Education Information Resource Center: 1-800-872-5327 (toll-free)

Key Staff -- Office of the Assistant Secretary

Name Title
Lynn B. MahaffieDelegated Duties of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
VacantDeputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education
Linda Byrd-JohnsonActing Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs
Gail McLarnonActing Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation
Daniel J. MillerDeputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Planning
George Alan SmithChief of Staff

Main Headquarters Address: Mailing/Street Address for Visitors
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
U.S. Department of Education*
Office of Postsecondary Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Main Telephone: 202-453-6914
*include contact name when available

Other OPE Office Contacts
OPE Office Organization Chart (PDF, 405K)
Department of Education Employee Locator
Department of Education Organization Chart

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Last Modified: 01/23/2017