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AAU Sends Letter in Support of Nasser Paydar’s Nomination as Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

AAU President Barbara R. Snyder sent a letter to members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in support of Nasser Paydar’s nomination as assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the Department of Education. The assistant secretary for postsecondary education provides overall direction, coordination, and leadership for federal higher education programs.

President Snyder writes that Paydar is a widely respected leader who had worked throughout his career to make “postsecondary education more accessible and affordable for all who seek education and training to advance their knowledge, skills, and careers.” Paydar was previously chancellor of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and executive vice president of Indiana University. President Snyder notes that Paydar is “eminently qualified” for the position and urges the HELP committee to favorably report his nomination “as soon as possible for consideration by the full Senate.”

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