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LEADERSHIP:Dr. Kathryn Sullivan Identifies Top Priorities

Published November 2013

In an August 30, 2013 interview in the Washington Post, NOAA's Acting Under Secretary Dr. Kathryn Sullivan identified workforce issues among her top goals for the agency. Specifically, she stated:

I also want to develop our young, emerging leaders, and I'd love to find a way to include more inter-organizational rotational assignments than we currently do. The third is to keep improving the diversity of our workforce. In some fields, we're pretty good on gender diversity, but almost across the board, we're still not seeing the level of success that I would like in bringing underrepresented minorities into our workforce.

Kathy Sullivan in front of Science On a Sphere
Kath Sullivan poses in front of the Science On a Sphere installation at NOAA headquarters

The Office of Education and the Education Council will continue to focus on strengthening the pipeline to attract and retain a highly qualified future workforce that includes underrepresented minorities.

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