FACULTY AWARD: White House appoints Tienda to advisory commission

June 10, 2011, 9 a.m.

President Barack Obama has appointed Marta Tienda, Princeton's Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies and a professor of sociology and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Tienda was sworn in on May 26. The commission is tasked with advising Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on how to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for Hispanics.