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Former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley
Awarded NAFSA Board of Directors Special Award for
Outstanding Leadership in U.S. International Education Policy

May 26, 2015
Richard W. Riley

BOSTON, Mass., May 26, 2015 – Today, at the opening plenary session of the 2015 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley was presented with a prestigious NAFSA Board of Directors Special Award for Outstanding Leadership in U.S. International Education Policy. This award recognizes Riley’s long-standing commitment to global education and fostering international collaboration.

As U.S. Secretary of Education, Riley was the driving force behind President Clinton’s unprecedented Executive Memorandum on International Education Policy issued in April 2000. This memorandum calls on the Vice President and heads of government agencies and executive departments to work with educational institutions and the private sector to coordinate a fully integrated U.S. government international education strategy.

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