May 15, 2018: Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., was nominated as an Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Nagy is a retired career member of the federal government’s Senior Foreign Service. He worked as a diplomat from 1978 to 2003. Nagy was a U.S. Ambassador twice, to Ethiopia from 1999 to 2002, and to Guinea from 1996 to 1999. He was also a Deputy Chief of Mission three times—in Nigeria from 1993 to 1995; in Cameroon from 1990 to 1993; and in Togo from 1987 to 1990. Nagy was also the vice provost for international affairs at Texas Tech University from 2003 to 2007. He is currently the ambassador-in-residence at the Institute for Peace and Conflict, and Honors College Adjunct Faculty, at Texas Tech University, where he teaches about Africa. Nagy received an MSA from George Washington University. Nagy, who was born in Budapest, Hungary, speaks Hungarian and French.