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Senate Confirms Two More Colorado College Alumni for Government Leadership Positions

Two more Colorado College alumni tapped to serve in government leadership positions have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Two more Colorado College alumni tapped to serve in government leadership positions have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

On Oct. 22, the Senate unanimously approved Marcia Kemper McNutt '74 as the first female director of the U.S. Geological Survey and science adviser to the secretary of the interior. McNutt cited her Colorado College experience on the Block Plan in her confirmation hearing: http://arizonageology.blogspot.com/2009/10/mcnutts-testimony-at-senate.html.

The week before, the U.S. Senate confirmed Harris Sherman '64 as agriculture undersecretary for natural resources and environment. The position oversees the Forest Service and conservation projects at the Natural Resources Conservation Service.


Other Colorado College graduates serving in the administration include:

  • Former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar '77, secretary of the interior
  • Jane Lubchenco '69, administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Lori Garver '83, deputy administrator, NASA
  • Bill Natter III '90, deputy under secretary for the Navy
  • Matt Chandler '06, deputy press secretary for Homeland Security
  • Colin Walsh '07, special assistant, Economic Recovery Task Force
  • Aaron Gutierrez '08, intern, White House Office of Legislative Affairs

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