Lisa Jackson *86
Lisa Jackson *86
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LISA JACKSON *86, Environmental Protection Agency administrator since 2009, announced in December that she would leave her post after the State of the Union address. President Barack Obama credited Jackson with implementing the first national standard for harmful mercury pollution, acting to combat climate change under the Clean Air Act, and establishing historic fuel-economy standards. Last year Jackson received the James Madison Medal, the University’s highest award for graduate alumni. ... In December the Senate confirmed Maj. Gen. MARK A. MILLEY ’80’s promotion to the rank of lieutenant general and his assignment as commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood in Texas. ... President Obama has named CHARLES SAWYERS ’81 to the National Cancer Advisory Board. Sawyers is the chairman of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He investigates the signaling pathways that promote the growth of cancer cells.