Cecilia Muñoz, former Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School, was appointed Director of Intergovernmental Affairs by President-elect Obama
As the director of intergovernmental affairs, Cecilia Muñoz will run the White House office responsible for local and state government relations.
Muñoz, a 1984 graduate of U-M, served as the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School at taught a class in Winter 2007. In May 2008, Muñoz delivered the Ford School "Charge to the Class" Commencement Address.
In 2000 she was awarded the prestigious McArthur "Genius" Fellowship by the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation. Muñoz currently serves as the senior vice president of the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza.