Dennis Brown | December 14, 2020
Denis McDonough, professor of the practice of public policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, was nominated today by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Cabinet appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
“Denis is a dedicated public servant who, over the past three years, has been a valued member of our Keough School faculty, sharing his considerable expertise in public policy, international and domestic affairs and management with both graduate and undergraduate students,” Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, said. “I join his campus colleagues in extending congratulations on his nomination and wish him well in the confirmation process.”
R. Scott Appleby, the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, added: “Professor McDonough is an invaluable member of our policy studies faculty at the Keough School. Generous with his many talents, he is a natural teacher and mentor of our global affairs graduate and undergraduate students. He is an outstanding role model of an American patriot who cares deeply about advancing human dignity globally and here at home. If confirmed, he will serve the Biden administration and the nation’s veterans with the same tireless dedication and skill he demonstrated in his years working closely with President Obama.”
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