Margaret Spellings – White House Domestic Policy Advisor
Interviewer: Dr. Michael Nelson
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Margaret Spellings served as White House Domestic Policy Advisor during the 2004 election (2001-2005). Spellings is currently the president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She oversees all aspects of Bush Center activities, including leadership of the George W. Bush Institute, management of Bush Center business operations, and collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration, which operates the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. She served as U.S. Secretary of Education from 2005 to 2009. Prior to her service in the White House, Spellings was senior advisor to then-Governor George W. Bush of Texas, led governmental and external relations for the Texas Association of School Boards, and has served in key positions at Austin Community College and with the Texas Legislature. She graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in political science.1
1Biography of Margaret Spellings, Website of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, http://www.bushcenter.org/people/margaret-spellings.