The following is a statement by Association of American Universities President Mary Sue Coleman regarding President Trump’s nomination of Michael Kratsios as an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and to be designated as the United States Chief Technology Officer:
With demonstrated leadership in important initiatives vital to our nation's economic and innovative competitiveness, I applaud the president’s nomination of Michael Kratsios as Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Chief Technology Officer. His continued service and collaboration with White House Office of Science Technology Policy Director Kelvin K. Droegemeier will be a great asset to America’s research community, and I urge the Senate to confirm Mr. Kratsios as soon as possible.
In his current role as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Kratsios has engaged a broad cross-section of leaders from academia, government, and the private sector to help ensure our nation’s continued leadership in areas critical to our economic and security interests. Kratsios has also fostered a national dialogue on important science and research issues and consistently displayed a passionate commitment to improving opportunities for Americans through innovative workforce development and expanded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs.
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