Florida Tech Alumnus Named to Key Obama Administrative Post

via the Alumni House

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate four individuals to key administrative posts. One of which includes Florida Tech Alumnus Jeanine E. Jackson.  Jackson has been nomimated as the Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi for the U.S Department of State.

“These individuals have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout their careers. I am grateful they have chosen to take on these important roles, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.” – President Obama

Jeanine E. Jackson is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as the Minister Counselor for Management at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.   Prior to this role, Ms. Jackson served as U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso.   Since joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1985, her other overseas assignments included Management Counselor at Embassy Kabul; Supervisory General Services Officer at Embassy Nairobi; Personnel Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong; Chief of the Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah; General Services Officer at Embassy Lagos; and Vice Consul at the U.S. Consulate in Zurich.  During Washington assignments, she served in the Bureaus of African, European and Near East Asian Affairs.  Currently, Ms. Jackson holds the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.  She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Hastings College.

Florida Tech is proud to have educated such a distinguished alumnus and wishes Colonel Jackson luck as she embarks on her new mission.

Click to read the full full announcement from the White House.

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