Executive Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
Dr. Robert Marbut was appointed as the Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) in December 2019. Dr. Marbut served as a White House Fellow to President George H.W. Bush and was the founding president & CEO of Haven for Hope in San Antonio, Texas. He is a former City Councilmember/Mayor Pro-Tem of San Antonio and professor at Northwest Vista College.
Dr. Marbut holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in International Relations, Political Behavior and American Political Institutions/Processes. He also has a master of arts in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a masters of arts in criminal justice from the Claremont Graduate University. He has completed three post-graduate fellowships, one as a White House Fellow, one as a CORO Fellow of Public and Urban Affairs in Los Angeles, and one as a TEACH Fellow in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Qatar. He was also a member of the Secretary of Defense’s Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, the Secretary of Defense’s premier civic leadership program.