Obama appoints alumnus to cabinet

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    On Jan. 5, President-elect Barack Obama named a TCU alumnus to his White House staff.

    Brad Kiley was given the position of director of the Office of Management and Administration, according to a press release from the office of Obama. Kiley held a similar position, deputy assistant to the president for management and administration at the White House, under President Clinton in which he organized White House operations, according to the release.

    Currently, Kiley serves as the director of operations for the Obama-Biden Transition Project. Before working with the transition team, Kiley was the Vice President of finance and operations at the Center for American Progress, according to the press release.

    According to the Office of Alumni Relations, Kiley graduated from TCU in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. While at TCU, Kiley was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society for political science and Student Government Association, according to the Office of Alumni Relations. He was also a member of the Washington Intern Program, according to the Office of Alumni Relations.

    “I think it’s wonderful,” Chancellor Victor Boschini said. “Anyone involved with the political process that represents TCU, that’s great for everybody. It’s a win-win.”

    Since graduating from the university, Kiley has served as the director of finance and administration for the Democratic National Convention in 1996, according to a press release from the office of Obama.

    According to the Office of Alumni Relations, Kiley served from 1997-99 as the chief-of-staff for the National Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League, now known as NARAL Pro-Choice America. Kiley also held a leadership position with the International AIDS Trust, according to the office of Obama.

    Kiley did not return calls seeking comment.