Kirby Hocutt is a proven leader, with the enthusiasm, thoughtfulness and commitment to our quest to be the top program in the countryMiami (Fla.) names new athletic director Feb 08, 2008
Speaking on behalf of the board, we would be honored to have you as our first female member if you choose to applyMiami Touchdown Club allows woman Dec 08, 2004
This is the right combination overall for our sports programsMiami joins Atlantic Coast Conference Jun 30, 2003
While I was inconvenienced, Israel's security and the security of travelers is far more importantShalala questioned at Israeli airport Aug 08, 2010
As a member of the university family, I am upset, disheartened and saddened by the recent allegations leveled against some current and past student-athletes and members of our athletic departmentMiami president addresses football scandal Aug 17, 2011
Donna Edna Shalala ( /ʃəˈleɪlə/ shə-lay-lə; born February 14, 1941) served for eight years as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton and has been president of the University of Miami, a private university in Coral Gables, Florida, since 2001. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President George W. Bush in June 2008.
Shalala was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Maronite Catholic Lebanese immigrant parents and has a twin sister, Diane Fritel. She graduated from West Tech High School and received her bachelor's degree in 1962 from Western College for Women (which, in 1976, was merged with Miami University in Oxford, Ohio).
She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran from 1962-64, where she worked with other volunteers to construct an agricultural college.