Miguel Cardona Named 1st UConn Grad to Serve as U.S. Secretary of Education

President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, Neag School alumnus and Connecticut’s Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona ’01 MA, ’04 6th Year, ’11 Ed.D., ’12 ELP, was officially confirmed on March 1, 2021, by the U.S. Senate. Cardona was sworn in on March 2, 2021, by Vice President Kamala Harris as the country’s top education official. He is the first UConn graduate in history to hold this position in the White House Cabinet, and the second* UConn alum to hold a Cabinet-level position.

“On behalf of the entire UConn community, I extend my warmest congratulations to Miguel Cardona on becoming the first UConn alumnus confirmed to a U.S. presidential Cabinet position,” says UConn President Tom Katsouleas. “Secretary Cardona’s ties to UConn run deep, not only as the holder of multiple degrees from the Neag School of Education, but also as an adjunct faculty member and tireless advocate for public education in our state.

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By Shawn Kornegay
Shawn Kornegay