Dr. Martha Kanter leads the College Promise Campaign, a national nonpartisan initiative to increase college access, affordability, quality, and completion, starting in America’s community colleges. She also serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at NYU’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy. From 2009-2013, Dr. Kanter served President Obama as the U.S. Under Secretary of Education, overseeing all federal postsecondary statutory, regulatory, and administrative policies and programs for the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, she led the successful implementation of the Direct Student Loan program. From 1993-2009, Dr. Kanter served as President of De Anza College and then Chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District in Silicon Valley, California.