Clinton Cabinet Member To Give Landon Lecture
By Beth Bohn
KSU News Service
Donna Shalala, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, will deliver Kansas State
University’s first Landon Lecture of the school year at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in McCain Auditorium.
Shalala is the nation’s longest serving secretary of the Department
of Health and Human Services, joining the
Clinton administration in January 1993. The department offers a variety of health programs and essential human
services, including Medicare, Medicaid and welfare.
New health programs launched under Shalala’s leadership include Healthy
People 2010, a collection of
broad-based national health goals that target such areas as obesity, substance abuse, immunization, mental
health and violence. The program was launched with the assistance of David Satcher, U.S. surgeon general.
In 1998 Shalala launched Girl Power!, a public education campaign about
the importance of sports and fitness for
girls age 9 to 14.
Prior to joining the Clinton administration, Shalala served as chancellor
of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
from 1987-1993. She was named by Business Week as one of the five best managers in higher education.
Shalala’s lecture can be heard live on the Internet at http://www.dce.ksu.edu/landon.
The Website is sponsored
by K-State’s Division of Continuing Education and includes an audio archive of previous Landon Lectures.