Elliott dean to be appointed to Obama administration post

Media Credit: Dean Reuben E. Brigety II will likely be appointed to Obama administration post. Paige James | Hatchet Photographer

Elliott School of International Affairs Dean Reuben Brigety, pictured speaking, will be appointed to the National Security Education Board.  Jack Borowiak | Hatchet Photographer
Elliott School of International Affairs Dean Reuben Brigety, pictured speaking, will be appointed to the National Security Education Board. Jack Borowiak | Hatchet Photographer

Updated: Oct. 31, 2016 at 3:19 p.m.

Reuben Brigety, the dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs, will likely become a member of the National Security Education Board, according to a White House press release.

The release said President Barack Obama intends to appoint Brigety, as well as other individuals including several professors and educators, to various “key administration posts.”

“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them,” Obama said in the release.

The National Security Education Board is a 14-member board made up of eight Cabinet-level departments and six presidential appointments, according to its website. The NSEB advises the National Security Education Program on skills needed on the national security workforce and provides guidance on “hiring practices, internships and clearances, as well as to assist in crafting policy and guidelines,” according to the board’s website.

Brigety came to the University at the beginning of the last academic year. Before then he served as the U.S. representative to the African Union and as a deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs and in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

This post has been updated to reflect the following clarification:
Brigety will remain dean of the Elliott School while serving on the NSEB, as the administrative position is a part-time post.

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