Norma Cantu

Photo of faculty member Norma V Cantu
Ken McIntyre Professor for Excellence in School Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
Ken McIntyre Professorship for Excellence in School Leadership (Holder)

Phone: +1 512 475 8593
Office: SZB
Office Hours: Th 12:30 - 2:30 PM in THN 3.118M

Professor Cantu brings exceptional practical and policy-making experience to her new joint appointment in the Education and Law Schools at UT. For eight years, she served as the Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the Clinton Administration, where she oversaw a staff of approximately 850 in implementing governmental policy for civil rights in American education. Within the first two years, her office increased the number of illegal discrimination complaints resolved by 20%; more than a third of the cases were disposed of without adversarial proceedings based on voluntary corrective action. By her final year in office, the number of cases resolved each year had risen almost another 20%.