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Donna Shalala

Born: Feb 14, 1941

Birthplace: Cleveland

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Donna Shalala

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1941
Birth Place : Cleveland

Donna Edna Shalala was United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. She has been president of the University of Miami, a private university in Coral Gables, Florida, since 2001. On September 8, 2014, she announced that she would be retiring at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Previously, she was the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1988 to 1993. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President George W. Bush in June 2008. Shalala has been selected to lead the Clinton Foundation after she leaves the University of Miami.


  • Politician
  • Educator

Also known as

  • Donna Edna Shalala
  • Donna E Shalala
  • Donna Esther Shalala
  • Donna E. Shalala


  • James Abraham Shalala
  • Edna Smith Shalala

Awards Won

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada
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