New OCTAE Assistant Secretary Nominee

Courtesy of ACTE

Earlier today, President Trump nominated Scott Stump as the next Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education. This position has not been formally filled since the beginning of the Trump Administration, and the first nominee, Michigan State Representative Tim Kelly, was withdrawn last November. Dr. Michael Wooten, Deputy Assistant Secretary at OCTAE, has been serving as Acting Assistant Secretary in the Interim.

Mr. Stump is the Chief Operating Officer for Vivayic, Inc., a learning solutions company based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Previously, he served as the Assistant Provost for Career and Technical Education with the Colorado Community College System. In 2014, Mr. Stump served as President of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education consortium, now called Advance CTE. Mr. Stump holds a B.S. in Agricultural Education from Purdue University.

He will have to be confirmed by the Senate before assuming this new role.