HENRIETTA H. FORE - Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance, USAID Administrator
On May 7, 2007, Henrietta H. Fore was designated by President George W. Bush as Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and appointed by Secretary Condoleezza Rice as Acting Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance. On November 14, 2007, Fore was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the first female Administrator of USAID and designated by Secretary Rice as Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance. She continues to report to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and holds the rank equivalent of Deputy Secretary of State.
In addition to her direct responsibilities for USAID, in her role at the Department of State Henrietta Fore is charged with directing the transformation of the U.S. government's approach to foreign assistance. As Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance, Fore is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance to all other foreign assistance programs delivered through the various agencies and entities of the U.S. government, including the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.
Henrietta Fore has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Wellesley College and a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. She received the 2004 Alumnae Award from the University of Northern Colorado and the 2006 Alumnae Award from the Baldwin School. She has also studied International Politics at Oxford University and studied at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.