Challenge #2: Change in Leadership [Update]

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to approve President Trump’s nominee for Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Dr. Steven Dillingham. Dr. Dillingham has more than 25 years of statistical, research, senior management, and legal experience in the federal government. He previously served as Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Both of these agencies support national surveys in partnership with the Census Bureau. Dr. Dillingham earned his BA at Winthrop University, received his JD, MPA, and PhD from the University of South Carolina, and completed his MBA at George Washington University and LLM at Georgetown University.

Dr. Ron Jarmin, a government economist who served as the Interim Director of the Census Bureau following former Director John Thompson’s resignation in 2017, is expected to fulfill the role of Deputy Director of the U.S. Census on a permanent basis.

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