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Oromia: Gebisa Ejeta to Be Appointed by President Obama to Key Administration Post

The following is a press release from the WhiteHouse.gov.

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

· Susan Athey, Member, President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science
· Judge Wm. Terrell Hodges, Member, Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
· Robert Stanton, Member, Board of Trustees of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
· Bill Stetson, Member, Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
· Brady J. Deaton, Chairman, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
· Gebisa Ejeta, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
· Jo Luck, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
· Marty McVey, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
· David Blitzstein, Member, Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
· Joyce Mader, Member, Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Gebisa Ejeta, Appointee for Member, Board for International Food and Agriculture Development
Gebisa Ejeta is currently a Professor at Purdue University and serves as the Executive Director of the Purdue Center for Global Food Security. He previously served as Principal Plant Breeder for the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics assigned to Sudan. Dr. Ejeta serves on the Consortium Board of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, the Sasakawa Africa Association, and the Chicago Council for Global Affairs Agricultural Development Program. He is a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Sciences, the Crop Science Society of Agronomy, and the American Society of Agronomy. Dr. Ejeta was the recipient of the 2009 World Food Prize. He holds a B.S. in Plant Sciences from Alemaya College of Agriculture in Ethiopia, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Genetics and Breeding from Purdue University.

Full Press Release (WhiteHouse.gov)


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  1. Aba Biya Aba Gobu said,

    April 23, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    I would like to congratulate Dr. Ejeta for his appointment which is based on his great achievement, and wish him the best success.

  2. abdulkadir said,

    April 24, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    wowoowo thx bro !!!viva oromitchaa!!!!! ilmaa dhiraa!!!

  3. yoomiyyuu Booressaa said,

    April 29, 2011 @ 7:11 am

    thank u Dr.Gabisa hiyyeessa garaa furdisa, hiyyummaa afrikaa hambisa ,maqaa oromoo niguddisa,ni beeksisa

  4. ahmedneji said,

    June 2, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    cogradulation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from jimma university