American University of Beirut

Donna E. Shalala, PhD

Donna Shalala is Trustee Professor of Political Science and Health Policy at the University of Miami. She served as president of the University of Miami from 2001 to 2015. She also served as President of Hunter College and Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2019-2021, she served in the US House of Representatives. In 1993, President Clinton nominated her as secretary for Health and Human Services where she served for eight years. In 2008, President Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and seven academies, including the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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