Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of William A. Medina To Be an Assistant Secretary.
The President today announced that he will nominate William A. Medina, of Takoma Park, Md., to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Administration. Medina is Chief of Executive Development and Training at the Office of Management and Budget.
He was born on October 28, 1935, in Washington, D.C. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees in history from George Washington University. He received a Ph.D. in political science from American University in 1976.
Medina began his Federal service with the Corps of Engineers in 1960 and later served in the personnel office at NASA. From 1963 to 1971, he served with the Civil Service Commission, serving as Director of Training, Manager of the Financial Management and PPBS Training Center, and then as manager of a research and development group.
After joining OMB in 1971, Medina worked on program analysis relating to intergovernmental affairs, ADP system development, and personnel legislation, and was the Spanish-speaking coordinator for OMB. He later served as director of a policy analysis and implementation group concentrating on development of a Government-wide strategy for executive development.
Medina has been active in the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), serving as president of the National Capital Area Chapter and member of the National Council. He is also a trustee of the National Academy of Public Administration.
A member of the board of directors of the United Black Fund, Medina is also treasurer of the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association and will serve as that organization's next president. He is a founder and associate editor of the Bureaucrat, a quarterly journal for public administrators.
Jimmy Carter, Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of William A. Medina To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243590