Scott S. Fleming serves as the Associate Vice President for Federal Relations at Georgetown University. Fleming was appointed to this position in February 2001, after a long career in public service. He also served from 2005 to 2007 on the Board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; he also served on the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Public Policy Advisory Committee. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Fleming, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, served as Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. Previously at the Department of Education, he had served as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of Congressional Affairs. Before joining the Department of Education in April 1995, Fleming served in a number of professional staff positions for Members of Congress. In January 1971, Fleming joined the staff of the late Senator Stuart Symington (D-MO) as a staff assistant working on a variety of federal projects important to Missouri. He served in that capacity until August 1975. From September 1977 through December 1988, Fleming served in a number of capacities on the staff of former Kansas Congressman (and later Secretary of Agriculture) Dan Glickman. While on the Glickman staff, he served as Legislative Assistant, Legislative Staff Director, and Administrative Assistant/Chief of Staff. In January 1989, Fleming was selected by incoming Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) to organize her staff and serve as her Chief of Staff. He served in that capacity until April 1995. Fleming holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin.