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1890 Universities Foundation Congratulates Former Congresswoman Xochitl Torres as the New Incoming Deputy Secretary for the USDA
This week, the 1890 Universities Foundation extended its congratulations on the recent confirmation by the U.S. Senate of former U.S. Congresswoman Xochitl Torres as Deputy Secretary to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“Congratulations to former Congresswoman Xochitl Torres on her recent appointment to Deputy Secretary for USDA,” said 1890 Universities Foundation President and CEO Dr. Mortimer Neufville. “As a former member of the House Agriculture Committee and in her recent role as Under Secretary for Rural Development at USDA, she will provide valuable insights and transferrable skills to this important role. With 18 of our 19 universities located in the rural south, the 1890 Universities Foundation looks forward to engaging with Deputy Secretary Torres to advance a rural development agenda to support the next generation of agricultural professionals, food and agricultural research, extension services and environmental sustainability for the communities we serve”