Announcements

The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships announced the appointment of the 2014-2015 Class of White House Fellows.

New York Times best-selling author Suzy Becker (93-94) publishes Kate the Great #1 Except When She’s Not.

Vote Now in the 2014 WHFFA Election!

The WHFFA is sad to announce the passing of Admiral Charles R. Larson (1968-69), former Commander-in-Chief of military forces in the Pacific who became superintendent of the U.S Naval Academy to restore discipline and morale after his alma mater had been rocked by the largest cheating scandal in the Naval Academy’s history.

Jennifer Lee (2011-12) Named Virginia Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services

Jeffrey Stern (2007-08) Appointed as Deputy Coordinator of Emergency Services by Virginia Governor McAuliffe.

As we approach the milestone of 50 years of the White House Fellows Program next year, we have much to celebrate and to reflect on in terms of our continued obligations to the Program and to each other, as well as to our communities, country, and the world at large. In that spirit, the theme […]

Redeveloped whff.org provides us more on-line features and increased flexibility.

The WHFFA Class of 2013-2014 is introduced at the Leadership Conference.

Recent News

Douglas W. Kmiec — at one time head of the Office of Legal Counsel to President Reagan — is credited with helping win a sizeable Catholic majority in key electoral states for Barack Obama in 2008.

Nations beginning to establish national leader development programs based on the White House Fellows Program.

“Poems” explores the theme of renewal in the face of adversity.

Dave Chokshi (2012-13) says the headline-grabbing failures of the VA health system’s administration stand in sharp contrast to the highly rated care the system delivers.

Kermit Jones (2012-13) discusses India-Pakistan relations in an article in The Diplomat.

  • Join Us for the 2014 Leadership Conference

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    As we approach the milestone of 50 years of the White House Fellows Program next year, we have much to celebrate and to reflect on in terms of our continued obligations to the Program and to each other, as well as to our communities, country, and the world at large. Join us at our 2014 Leadership Conference.

  • WHFFA 2014 Awards

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    The honorees for the 2014 Awards continue the WHFFA tradition of honoring those Fellows and Friends of the WHF Program for their remarkable achievements in furthering the vision of a lifetime commitment to public service espoused by our founder and moral compass, John W. Gardner.

    2014 IMPACT Award honors Michelle Peluso (1998-1999).

    2014 Valenti Friend of the White House Fellows Award honors Tom Brokaw, broadcast journalist and author.

    2014 John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award honors Myron E. “Mike” Ullman (1981-82).

Media



Ziad Hiader (WHF 2011-12) reports on how it’s concerning that Chinese and Japanese governments are barely communicating.


China will never be able to realize its full potential until it comes to terms with basic human rights issues, both past and present.


In Chicago Tribune, Katherine Skiba outlines how the WHF Program has sent its chosen few on to bright futures

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    2010-2011

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    WHF Assignment

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    James Eisenhower

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    1995-1996

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    Antioch College

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    Richard De Neufville

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    1965-1966

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    Delft University of Technology

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Defense

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    Edward Rice

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    1990-1991

    Education

    United States Air Force Academy

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Health and Human Services

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    Reginald Robinson

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    1993-1994

    Education

    University of Kansas

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Justice

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    Joseph Broz

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    1991-1992

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    Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the President

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    W. Thomas Johnson

    Class

    1965-1966

    Education

    Harvard University

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the Press Secretary

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    Ursula Fairbairn

    Class

    1973-1974

    Education

    Upsala College

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Treasury

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    Rich Morales

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    2001-2002

    Education

    National Defense University

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Management and Budget, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Gilbert Omenn

    Class

    1973-1974

    Education

    Harvard Medical School

    WHF Assignment

    Atomic Energy Commission

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    Mary Anne Wood

    Class

    1981-1982

    Education

    Brigham Young University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Defense

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    John Tien

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    1998-1999

    Education

    United States Military Academy

    WHF Assignment

    Office of the United States Trade Representative ( USTR )

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    James Padilla

    Class

    1978-1979

    Education

    University of Detroit

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Commerce

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    Theodore Johnson

    Class

    2011-2012

    Education

    Northeastern University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Energy

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    Howard Zucker

    Class

    2001-2002

    Education

    George Washington University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Health and Human Services

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    Roger Porter

    Class

    1974-1975

    Education

    Oxford University

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the President

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    Jackie Lain

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    1999-2000

    Education

    University of Texas at Austin

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the President

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    2008-2009

    Education

    Harvard Kennedy School of Government

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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    Barnes Ellis

    Class

    1967-1968

    Education

    Yale University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Justice

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    Heather Graham

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    2002-2003

    Education

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    WHF Assignment

    USA Freedom Corps

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    2013-2014

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    United States Naval Academy

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    White House National Economic Council

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OnBoard Bootcamp Program October 23 

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The College Board Seeks Senior Vice President of Finance/CFO 

Reporting to the COO and partnering with the COO and CEO, the CFO will play a critical role in leading the College Board to achieve its mission of educational excellence and equity while preserving its assets.