THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES BARRY FULTON AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF U.S. INFORMATION AGENCY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Barry Fulton as Associate Director for the United States Information Agency's (USIA's) new Information Bureau.
"I am pleased to name Barry Fulton to serve as the first Associate Director of this new Bureau." the President said. "He was instrumental in the development of the new Information Bureau and is uniquely qualified to lead USIA's information programs in a changing global environment."
As Associate Director, Fulton will be responsible for directing and managing the new bureau which will incorporate several existing elements of USIA's Bureau of Policy and Programs and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Information Bureau will disseminate information abroad about the United States -- its people, institutions, values, and government.
Mr. Fulton has served in USIA's Foreign Service since 1968, attaining the rank of Minister-Counselor. He has served as Deputy Associate Director of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since December 1991, and as acting Associate Director of the Bureau since August 1992. His overseas assignments have included Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan; Tokyo, Japan; Rome, Italy; and Brussels, Belgium. His last overseas assignment was as public affairs advisor to the U.S. Mission to NATO. His previous Washington service for USIA has included chief of resources and operations analysis, and chief of foreign service personnel.
Mr. Fulton has taught part-time at American University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Illinois, the University of Maryland, and San Antonio College. Before joining USIA, he served as Director of American Forces Radio and Television Service in Turkey. He earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.