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also known as Sara Alicia Tucker

Federal agency administrator

Sara Martinez Tucker, American former federal agency administrator. Named Hispanic of the Year, Hispanic magazine, 2000; named one of 80 Elite Hispanic Women, Hispanic Business magazine, 2003, 25 Most Influential Hispanics, TIME magazine, 2005; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award, University Texas, 2005.


Tucker, Sara Martinez was born in 1955 in Laredo, Texas, United States.


Bachelor in Journalism, University Texas, Austin, 1976. Master of Business Administration with high honors, University Texas, Austin, 1979.


Reporter San Antonio Express-News. Various positions through regional vice president American Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1981—1997. President, Chief Executive Officer Hispanic Scholarship Fund, San Francisco, 1997—2006.

Under secretary United States Department Education, Washington, 2006—2008. Board directors American Electric Power, since 2009. Founding member National Center for Education Accountability.

Member North America diversity advisory board Toyota Motor Corporation. Member steering committee Council for Aid to Education, Research and Development Corporation. Member Commission on Future of Education United States Department Education, 2005.


Member Chancellor's Council University Texas, Austin, member advisory council, College of National Science. Member advisory board Oxygen Media / Markle Foundation.