Sandy England is the Director of Enterprise IT Architecture and Strategic Infrastructure Group at Federal Student Aid (FSA), U.S. Department of Education, reporting directly to the FSA Chief Information Officer (CIO).
As the Director, she is responsible for enterprise-wide technology planning and oversight; developing and evolving technology architecture; developing and promulgating technology standards; and providing and maintaining the necessary processes and discipline to ensure that FSA is investing and using information technology wisely.
She has successfully led several implementations of complex middleware technologies and developed innovative technology strategies that align with FSA’s business needs.
Sandy holds a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University – Bloomington and an M.S. in Information Systems Technology – Business Technologies from George Washington University.
Sandy holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is a senior level FAC-P/PM, and FAC-COR. Sandy is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) – Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS) program.
Sandy has received numerous awards, including the Vice President’s Hammer Award for Students.gov, the FSA CIO Innovator of the Year award, the eGov 2000 Trail Blazer Award, the Secretary of Education’s Special Award, and FedScoop’s DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech.
After graduating as an e-Gov Fellow of the Partnership for Public Service (formerly Council for Excellence in Government), she became a Co-Coach of the E-Government Fellows program.