MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has named an official from the U.S. State Department as the next dean of the university’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

The university announced Wednesday that he’s Eric P. Schwartz, assistant secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration.

Both university President Robert Bruininks and President-designate Eric Kaler were part of the decision and support hiring Schwartz. If the Regents approve, Schwartz will start work as dean on Oct. 10.

Schwartz has 25 years of experience at the State Department, the National Security Council, the United Nations and the Congress. He holds a law degree from New York University and an international affairs degree from Princeton.

Schwartz will replace Brian J. Atwood, who took a job with the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Jan. 1.

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