Morehouse Alum Jim Shelton to be Nominated as Deputy Secretary of Education

President Barack Obama yesterday afternoon announced Morehouse College alumnus Jim Shelton as a nominee for Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Education. Shelton is the acting deputy secretary of the agency, and has served at the department since 2009.

According to a DOE release, Shelton was a Partner for NewSchools Venture Fund from 2002 to 2003, President for the LearnNow Division of Edison Schools from 2001 to 2002, and the President andĀ Co-FounderĀ of LearnNow, Inc. from 1999 to 2001.