Top Obama higher education official to step down

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Martha Kanter, who has served as the Obama administration's top higher education official for more than four years, announced Tuesday night that she will step down from her post.

In an email sent to her colleagues, Kanter said she will be resigning from her position as undersecretary of education this fall to "return to academia," The Huffington Post first reported. Before becoming under secretary in 2009, Kanter was the chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District in Northern California, one of the largest community college districts in the nation, serving more than 45,000 students.

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