Sylvia Mathews-Burwell (West Virginia & Worcester 1987) appointed as the next United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

"Sylvia is from a small town -- Hinton, West Virginia.  So she brings the common sense that you see in small towns.  She brings the values of caring about your neighbor and ordinary folks to some of the biggest and most complex challenges of her time.  She’s a proven manager who’s demonstrated her ability to field great teams, forge strong relationships, and deliver excellent results at the highest levels.  And she’s done it both in the public and private sectors." 

- President Obama on his nomination of Sylvia Mathews-Burwell (April 11, 2014)


Read the full press release on her nomination here