Texas Tech University

Trump Eyes Retired Diplomat for Top Africa Envoy Role

Yahoo

March 7, 2018

Yahoo - Tibor Nagy, a retired foreign service officer with over three decades of experience, is expected to be nominated as assistant secretary of state for African affairs as soon as this month, sources say. It could give extra umph to the State Department’s role on the continent, which critics say is waning with an absence of senior appointees and ambassadorships, all while the U.S. military’s footprint is rapidly expanding to confront growing terrorism threats.

After leaving the foreign service, he went back to work for his alma mater, Texas Tech University, where he recently retired as vice provost for international affairs.