Marie Powell named executive director of USCCB education office
Published: June 18, 2007
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Marie Powell, assistant secretary for parental advocacy in the education department of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been named executive director of the USCCB Office of Catholic Education, effective July 1. Msgr. David Malloy, USCCB general secretary, announced Powell's appointment June 15. "Marie Powell has enjoyed a distinguished career as a teacher, administrator and tireless advocate for the rights of Catholic school students and their families in education," Msgr. Malloy said. "It is a background which makes her well suited to her new post at the conference in which I know she will continue to build on her record of achievement." In her role as assistant secretary for parental advocacy since 2002, Powell has coordinated efforts to assist state and diocesan Catholic school advocacy organizations to communicate effectively to public policy organizations the needs of Catholic school students, families and educators.
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