Theodore R. Mitchell is on his second term as a McClatchy director, having served from September 2001 until May 2014 and currently since May 2017.
He was the Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education from May 2014 until January 2017, responsible for all post-secondary and adult education policy programs as well as the $1.3 trillion Federal Student Aid Portfolio. Prior to his federal service, Dr. Mitchell served for ten years as CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund, a national investor in education technology from September 2005 to May 2014.
Dr. Mitchell served as President of the California State Board of Education, President of Occidental College, and has held a variety of leadership roles at UCLA, including Vice Chancellor. He was deputy to the President and to the Provost at Stanford University and began his career as a professor at Dartmouth College where he also served as Chair of the Department of Education.