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Gordon, Robert ()

Health and Human Services
Phone: (517) 335-0267


Dirctor gordon was appointed to serve by Gov. Gretchen WHITMER effective January 14, 2019.


He has a career in public service that includes positions in the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Most recently, Gordon served as senior vice president of finance and global strategy for the College Board, a non-profit organization that helps prepare students for a successful transition to college.

Prior to joining the College Board, Gordon served in the U.S. Department of Education as acting assistant ssecretary at the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development.  He also served as acting deputy director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.


Gordon earned his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale University.


He has two children.

Additional Information

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Judge Keeps TRO Against UP Restaurant In Place; Orders Civil Contempt (01-08-2021)

Pundits Answer: Miller Says She Won’t Run For Governor, But Is She Really Out? (01-04-2021)

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Ananich Says Rs Using COVID to Set-up Gov in '22 (12-28-2020)

Shirkey Calls Gov's 'Science-Driven' Decisions 'Bovine Secretion' (12-22-2020)

House Member Of The Year Honors Go To Rep. Matt Hall (12-21-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (12-21-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (12-17-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (12-17-2020)

Gordon, Washington Getting Protesters Outside Their Homes (12-16-2020)

Analysis: 25% Of Lawsuits Challenging EOs Failed (12-11-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (12-10-2020)

Rejecting Mask Mandate, Senate Would Restrict Orders To 28 Days (12-10-2020)

State Remains On COVID Pause For 12 More Days (12-07-2020)

Gordon: When People Gather 'Disease, Death Will Follow' (12-03-2020)

Judge Again Declines To Stop DHHS' Ban On Indoor Dining (12-02-2020)

Dem Politicos: Gordon Most Likely Michigan Official To Join Biden Team (11-30-2020)

By Any Measure, COVID-19 Tide Rising Fast In MI (11-18-2020)

MI Still Struggles To Count Kids Abused In Foster Care (11-10-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (11-10-2020)

Judge Denies School's Injunction Request To Stop Mask Mandate (11-03-2020)

Indoor Gatherings Go From 500 To 50; Bars & Restaurants Seat 6 In New DHHS Order (10-29-2020)

Appeals Panel Allows Suit Challenging Medicaid Cutbacks To Continue (10-29-2020)

County Officials Shutter School For Not Masking Up (10-23-2020)

Suit: Whitmer Using Executive Branch To Enforce Illegal Emergency Orders (10-20-2020)

Gilchrist Wants Mask Wearing Mandate In Legislative Chambers (10-07-2020)

Gov Seeks MSC To Clarify Court Ruling's Effective Date (10-05-2020)

MI Has Highest Death Rate Among Midwestern States (10-01-2020)

Cass Building Now Named After Former Reps. Elliott, Larsen (09-21-2020)

Lucido Tries Again On Dedicated COVID Nursing Homes (09-17-2020)

Tensions Flare As Dems Push Back In COVID Panel Hearing (09-16-2020)

Ombudsman Defends Nursing Home Decisions During Pandemic (09-15-2020)

MI's COVID Case Per Capita Ranked 39th Last Week (09-15-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (09-10-2020)

Viviano Leads Questioning On Whitmer's Emergency Declarations (09-09-2020)

Appeals Panel Affirms Denial Of Agricultural Workers' TRO Request To Stop COVID Testing (09-02-2020)

DHHS Orders Corrections To Do More Staff COVID Testing (08-20-2020)

Judge Denies Agricultural Workers' TRO Request (08-17-2020)

Gordon Says Contract Was A Mistake, But No Money Was Actually Spent (08-13-2020)

Migrant Agricultural Workers Sue DHHS Over Mandating COVID Testing Directive (08-12-2020)

Veteran With Criminal Convictions Sues Governor For Food Assistance (07-14-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (06-26-2020)

Emagine Theatre Sues Governor, AG, Health Director (06-23-2020)

Senate 'Demands' More COVID Data (05-28-2020)

23% Of State's COVID-19 Deaths Come From Nursing Homes (05-27-2020)

New Caro Center Now Slated For 100 Beds (05-21-2020)

Senate Oversight Asks: 'Where's the Nursing Home Data?' (05-20-2020)

Judge Recognizes Gov's 'Broad Authority'; Gives Whitmer Court Win (05-19-2020)

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