2014: Maria Cancian Nominated as Assistant Secretary for Children and Families

In 2014, UW-Madison associate dean and School of Social Work professor Maria Cancian is nominated by President Obama to be assistant secretary for children and families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Cancian led the Administration for Children and Families in administering more than 60 programs with a budget of more than $49 billion, to promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

Maria Cancian