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Alumnus Scott DeLisi Confirmed as Nepal Ambassador

MARCH 12, 2010—Scott H. DeLisi ('80) was confirmed by a voice vote in the Senate on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, for the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. He was nominated for the post by President Obama on Nov. 17, 2009.

DeLisi is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. Most recently, he has been the Director of Career Development and Assignments for the State Department, overseeing staffing at embassies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other challenging posts.

During his 28-year career with the foreign service, DeLisi has served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Eritrea, Deputy Chief of Mission of the American Embassy in Botswana, Vice Counsel for the Embassy in India, and Chief of Political Section in Sri Lanka. In addition, he held postings in Madagascar and Pakistan and was the Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs.

Scott DeLisi (right) speaking with officer from USS Juneau docked at port of Massawa, February 2005