Statement from President Shalala on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

UM president comments on the death of former South African president and champion for equality.

Coral Gables (December 05, 2013) — “Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary leader. His lifelong devotion to democracy and equality was unwavering. He has been a true inspiration to all who fight against oppression and injustice across the world.”

-University of Miami President and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala.

President Shalala was awarded the 2010 Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights for dedication to advancing access to health care in the U.S., helping disadvantaged people around the world, and her special commitment to ending apartheid and developing democracy in South Africa.

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