THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FIVE REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
President Clinton today announced the appointment of Loni Hancock, Janet L. Paschal, Stan Williams, Judy W. Harwood, and Stephanie J. Jones to serve as Regional and Deputy Regional Representatives for the U.S. Department of Education in San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, and Kansas City.
"I am pleased to name these hardworking individuals to serve as Regional and Deputy Regional Representatives for the Department of Education," said the President. "Each has demonstrated their commitment to improving education and will serve our country's schools and students well."
Brief biographical sketches of the appointees follow:
Loni Hancock Secretary's Regional Representative Region IX Currently the mayor of Berkeley, Calif., Ms. Hancock will serve as Regional Representative in San Francisco. Since becoming mayor in 1986, she has developed school-linked services, including a high school health clinic and the "Real Alternatives Project," a model case management program serving high risk youth in grades 4-12. She also helped launch a school-to-work program with Miles Inc., Berkeley's largest employer. It resulted in the creation of a "biotech academy" at the city's high school. The program helps prepare non-college-bound students for highly skilled, well-paying jobs in the biotech industry. She also developed a "Community Campaign Against Drug Abuse," emphasizing community policing, substance abuse treatment, and youth programs to prevent violence and create opportunity. Janet L. Paschal Secretary's Deputy Regional Representative Region I A high school teacher in the Winnisquam School System in Tilton, N.H., Ms. Paschal will serve as Deputy Regional Representative in Boston. In addition to teaching Health Education and Home Economics in grades 9-12, she has also taught at the junior high and college levels. NEA-NH Educator magazine recently published a feature story about her with the headline, "Winnisquam Teacher Inspires Youth to Achieve." Ms. Paschal has a B.S. in Home Economics from Henderson State College. Stan Williams Secretary's Regional Representative Region IV A former IBM community relations manager and native of Greenville, S.C., Mr. Williams will serve as Regional Representative in Atlanta. At IBM, he held various positions in administration, personnel and external affairs. He has also held community leadership roles in South Carolina and Georgia. His B.S. in Business Commerce is from Knoxville College. Judy W. Harwood Secretary's Deputy Regional Representative Region IV Ms. Harwood served as an education specialist, gathering information from state and federal education sources for constituency use in the office of then- Senator Gore. She will be Deputy Regional Representative in Atlanta. Ms. Harwood, who also ran Vice President Gore's former Senate Office Manager in Chattanooga, Tenn., has a Masters in Education from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in Sociology from the Tennessee Technological University. Stephanie J. Jones Secretary's Regional Representative Region V Assistant Professor of Law at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky., Ms. Jones will be the Regional Representative in Chicago. She has also worked in private practice, as well as serving as an administrative assistant to the vice mayor of Cincinnati in 1984 and a newspaper reporter (1982-1983) for the Cincinnati Post. She earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A in English Literature and Afro-American Studies from Smith College. Sandra V. Walker Secretary's Regional Representative Region VIII Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Ms. Walker will serve as Regional Representative in Kansas City. She is a native of Little Rock, Ark., with a Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington University in St. Louis. She has taught at Washington University, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, Southern Illinois University, Park College and the University of Missouri- Kansas City. # # #