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Capitol Correspondence - 03.19.18

White House Nominates Mark Schultz as RSA Commissioner

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According to a March 13, 2018 White House announcement:

“Mark Schultz of Nebraska, to be Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration [RSA], Department of Education.  Mr. Schultz is a Deputy Commissioner in the Nebraska Department of Education. He previously served as the Director of Vocational Rehabilitation. In 2016, he was honored as the Nebraska Department of Education’s Supervisor/Manager of the year. His prior experience includes serving as the Director of the Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership and as a Barrier Free Design Specialist for the League of Human Dignity, a Center for Independent Living. Mr. Schultz has over 35 years of experience with the development and provision of services for people with disabilities at a national, State, and local level. He is a past President of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and a member of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Information Technology Steering Committee. As the first member of his family to attend college, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He and his wife, Barbara, recently celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary.”