As President-elect Barack Obama pulls together a cabinet and staff within the coming months, two familiar to Duke and North Carolinians are rumored to be among those he is considering.
- Former Duke distinguished lecturer Anthony Zinni is in line for national security adviser. Zinni is a retired marine general and former head of the U.S. Central Command. Last Spring, he taught an undergraduate class through Duke's Hart Leadership Program called Leading in a New World, which focused on how leaders and organizations are responding to a changing world.
- Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt is rumored to be a candidate for education secretary. Hunt served as governor from 1977-1985 and again from 1993-2001, and also served on current Education Secretary Margaret Spellings' federal Commission on the Future of Education
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