Duke Government Relations works with agencies across the federal government to support the mission of higher education across the country. Learn more about Duke’s interactions with the administration and our positions on issues that affect higher education.

Administration Officials

Track the current status of relevant cabinet, sub-cabinet and agency appointees in the current administration.

Department of Agriculture

  • Tom Vilsack, Secretary
  • Jewel Bronaugh, Deputy Secretary
  • Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics (nominated)

Department of Commerce

  • Gina Raimondo, Secretary
  • Don Graves, Deputy Secretary
  • Alan Estevez, Under Secretary for Industry and Security (nominated)
  • Laurie Locasio, Director and Under Secretary for Standards and Technology (nominated)
  • Richard W. Spinrad, Administrator, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration
  • Director and Under Secretary, United States Patent and Trademark Office (vacant)

Department of Defense

  • Lloyd Austin, Secretary
  • Kathleen H. Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (no nominee)
  • Terence Emmert, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • Rear Admiral Lorin C. Selby, Chief of Naval Research
  • Stefanie Tompkins, Director of DARPA

Department of Education

  • Miguel Cardona, Secretary
  • James Kvaal, Under Secretary of Education (nominated)
  • Cindy Marten, Deputy Secretary
  • Michelle Asher Cooper, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

Department of Energy

  • Jennifer Granholm, Secretary
  • David M. Turk, Deputy Secretary
  • Jose W. Fernandez, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment
  • Geraldine Richmond, Under Secretary for Science (nominated)
  • Kelly Speakes-Bachman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Asmeret Berhe, Director, Office of Science (nominated)
  • Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Xavier Becerra, Secretary
  • Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

Department of Homeland Security

  • Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary
  • John K. Tien, Deputy Secretary
  • Under Secretary for Science and Technology (vacant)
  • Ed Gonzalez, Assistant Secretary, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Ur Jaddou, Director, US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Marcia Fudge, Secretary

Department of the Interior

  • Deb Haaland, Secretary
  • Director, United States Geological Survey (vacant)

Department of Justice

  • Merrick Garland, Attorney General

Department of Labor

  • Marty Walsh, Secretary

Department of State

  • Antony Blinken, Secretary
  • Rena Bitter, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs (nominated)
  • Lee Satterfield, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs (nominated)
  • Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (nominated)

Department of Transportation

  • Pete Buttigieg, Secretary
  • Stephen Dickson, Administrator, FAA

Department of Treasury

  • Janet Yellen, Secretary

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Denis McDonough, Secretary

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Michael Regan, Administrator
  • Assistant Administrator for Research and Development (vacant)

Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

  • Director (vacant)
  • Shalanda Young, Deputy Director
  • Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (vacant)
  • Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management (vacant)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Avril Haines, Director

Office of the Director of Science & Technology Policy

  • Eric Lander, Director (nominated)
  • Associate Director for Science (vacant)
  • Associate Director for Technology (vacant)
  • Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs (vacant)
  • Associate Director for Energy and Environment (vacant)

United States Mission to the United Nations

  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Ambassador

United States Small Business Administration

  • Isabel Guzman, Administrator

United States Trade Representative

  • Katherine Tai, Representative

White House Chief of Staff

  • Ronald Klain

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • Steve Jurcyzk, Acting Administrator

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Gloria D. Steele, Acting Administrator

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Sethuraman Panchanathan

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • Adam Wolfson, Acting Chairman

Fish and Wildlife Services Agency

  • Director (vacant)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

  • Francis Collins, Director

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)

  • Director (vacant)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner

Executive Orders

See executive orders from the current administration across a range of issues of importance to Duke University.