Trump's salary donation to STEM is a "political stunt," education experts say
July 26, 2017
The president has contributed $100,000 of his annual salary to a STEM camp for students, the secretary of education announced.
Holly Luong Ham brings long-time technology consulting background and record for supporting families and students to Education Department management role.
Wyatt Kash is an award-winning editor and journalist who has been following government IT trends for the past decade. He joined Scoop News Group in...
The Trump administration said it plans to appoint a former Hewlett Packard Enterprise sales executive and Trump campaign data operations advisor as assistant secretary of management at the Department of Education.
Holly Luong Ham brings perhaps the deepest background in technology of any the Trump administration's recent appointments to the Education Department. The position does not require Senate confirmation.
Ham served as a management consultant with enterprise technology services firm EDS from 1998 to 2004. She then joined Hewlett Packard, working various sales and business development roles until last August, when she joined the Trump campaign as a program advisor for data operations, according to her LinkedIn profile.
The administration cited her record for supporting families and students in need, serving on the board of directors for Skills for Living, Inc. and for her leadership role as a fellow through The Center for Asian Pacific American Women.
The appointment follows Education Secretary Betsy Devos' first official announcement of several new senior staff hires last week, including:
The White House also announced last week the nomination of Carlos Muñiz as the Department of Education’s general counsel.