Yale President Peter Salovey issued the following statement about the appointment of Yale Corporation Fellow Byron Auguste '89 to the National Economic Council:
Yale University has a long tradition of graduates in public service, and we are justifiably proud of all our graduates who have chosen to serve their communities and their countries as elected officials or government appointees or employees. The National Economic Council (NEC) plays a critical role in advising the President on U.S. and global economic policy. We are delighted by the appointment of Byron Auguste ’89, as deputy director, where he will join another Yale graduate, NEC Director Gene Sperling, who graduated from Yale Law School in 1985. As a member of the Yale Corporation, Mr. Auguste has been especially valued for his strategic vision, his global experience and insights into complex economic issues, his deep commitment and his boundless energy. These are some of the many attributes he will bring to his work with the NEC. The Yale community thanks him for his dedicated service to Yale, salutes him on this opportunity to be of service to his country, and wishes him all the best.