Caroline Critchfield Hunter

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Caroline Critchfield Hunter

Outstanding Liberal Arts Alumni Award

Caroline Hunter, ’93 International Politics, is a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and served as FEC Chair in 2012 and 2018. She holds a juris doctorate from the University of Memphis and has had a long and distinguished career in public service. Caroline has served as associate counsel and deputy counsel for the Republican National Committee; executive officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services; deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison; and vice chair of the U.S Election Assistance Commission.

A member of the Chi Omega sorority and a mentor in the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program, Caroline received the Outstanding Young Political Science Alumna Award in 2013. She and her husband, Justin Hunter, senior vice president, public policy, legislation, and regulations for Encompass Health (formerly HealthSouth), reside in Washington, D.C., with their two daughters.

The Liberal Arts have been part of the Penn State curriculum since its founding.

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