A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Sen. Sasse came to the Senate having spent the previous five years as a college president. When he was recruited to take over the failing Midland University, Sen. Sasse was just 37 years old, making him one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. The 130-year-old Lutheran college was on the verge of bankruptcy when he arrived, but became one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in the country by the time of his departure. Sen. Sasse’s worked with the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey and Company. Last year, his book on adolescence and parenting, The Vanishing American Adult, became a New York Times national best-seller.