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President Donna E. Shalala


In 2001 the University of Miami inaugurated one of America’s most accomplished leaders. Dr. Donna Shalala is known for her vision and ability to get things done.

In 1993 Dr. Shalala was appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services by President Clinton.

Dr. Shalala directed welfare reform, made health insurance available to an estimated 3.3 million children, raised child immunization rates to the highest level in history and led major reforms at the Food and Drug Administration.

The Washington Post described her as “one of the most successful government managers of modern times.”

Dr. Shalala previously served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Dr. Shalala served as president of Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Business Week named Dr. Shalala was named one of the top five managers in high education.

Her Pledge:
“My pledge is to our students, to prepare them for citizenship-not just for a first job but for the second, third, and fourth jobs that together add up to a rewarding lifelong career. Second, we will pursue excellence with the kind of single-mindedness that only great commitments deserve.”

Paul Dee, Director of Athletics


He has been an integral part of the University of Miami since 1981.

During his tenure as the Athletic Director, Dee has focused the efforts of the Department on four major points of emphasis:

1. Success
2. Development of student athletes
3. Quality of staff
4. Improvement of facilities

Under his tenure the University of Miami has been able to claim three national championships.

Student Athlete Success:
Under his tenure at the University of Miami student athletes have consistently improved in grad point average and graduation rates.

Quality of staff:
The coaching staff at the University of Miami has combined for 20 National Coach of the Year honors.

Improvement of facilities:

Construction of new football fieldConstruction of track and soccer stadiumRenovation of football locker roomRenovation of athletic department officesConstruction of weight training facilityConstruction of academic study hall facilityRenovation of athletic training roomConstruction of football meeting roomsConstruction of Convocation Center for basketball