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Ben Sasse


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Ben Sasse is the junior U.S. senator representing the state of Nebraska. He was elected in 2014. From 2009 to 2014, Sasse served as the fifteenth president of Midland University. As one of the youngest chief executives in American higher education, he is credited with rebranding the university, instituting new policies to improve academic performance, and embarking on a prodigious fundraising campaign. Prior to Midland, Sasse worked as the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. He earned a Ph.D. in history from Yale University and a B.A. in government from Harvard University.