President Barack Obama has nominated 1977 Furman graduate Deborah Malac to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia in the Department of State. Malac was among several individuals President Obama recently nominated or appointed to key Administration posts.
Malac currently serves as Director of the Office of East African Affairs at the Department of State. Prior to that, she was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa. Her other overseas assignments have included service in Dakar, Senegal; Bangkok, Thailand; Pretoria, South Africa; and Yaounde, Cameroon. After graduating from Furman, she received an M.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.S. from the National Defense University.