Kathleen Sebelius ’70

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Obama Administration

Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius served as the 21st Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 until 2014 under the Obama Administration and was responsible for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She was the Governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009, the second woman to hold that office. In November 2005, Time magazine named her one of the five best governors in America, praising her for eliminating a $1.1 billion debt she inherited, reducing waste in state government and strongly supporting public education – all without raising taxes. Time magazine also praised her bipartisan approach to governing,

Currently, she provides expert commentary on MSNBC and other news channels talking about healthcare, governmental policies, and federal and state responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.