DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin

This week on Campus Voices, we welcome University of Delaware alumnus Shawn Garvin. He chatted with us about his experience as a blue hen, including ice hockey and favorite professors, and his role in Governor Carney’s cabinet as Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Steve Kramarck discusses with Secretary Garvin how he got his start in environmental regulation which led him to the EPA.





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About our guest

Shawn Garvin  is a the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, leading the agency tasked with protecting and managing Delaware’s natural resources, protecting public health, providing outdoor recreational opportunities and educating Delawareans about the environment. Secretary Garvin’s career in intergovernmental affairs spans more than 25 years at the federal, state, and local levels. In November 2009, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Administrator of Region 3 for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), overseeing the agency’s work in the Mid-Atlantic, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.

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