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Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of Donna E. Shalala To Be an Assistant Secretary.

March 21, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Donna E. Shalala, of New York, N.Y., to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Policy Development and Research). She is an associate professor and chairwoman of the Program in Politics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City.

Ms. Shalala was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 14, 1941. She received an A.B. degree from Western College for Women in 1962 and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1970.

She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran from 1962 to 1964 and as a research assistant and instructor at Syracuse University from 1966 to 1970, while completing her Ph.D. From 1970 to 1972, she was an assistant professor of political science at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She joined the faculty at Teachers College in 1972.

She is director and treasurer of the Municipal Assistance Corporation for the city of New York. She is also vice chairwoman and director of the New York Citizens Union, director of the Regional Plan Association, and director of the National Municipal League.

Ms. Shalala is the author of books and articles on the politics of State and local finance, decentralization, and the politics and financing of education.

She is a member of the editorial board of the Public Administration Review and a director of the Empire State Report. She is also a member of the advisory committee on school finance of the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of Donna E. Shalala To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243221