THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 12, 1994
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO NOMINATE SIX TRUSTEES TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOUNDATION
President Clinton announced today his intention to nominate six individuals to be Trustees on the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation. The individuals announced today by President Clinton are:
BILL ANOATUBBY, Oklahoma. Mr. Anoatubby is Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, and previously served as Chickasaw Nation Director of Tribal Health Services. He is also the former President of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes, and of the United Indian Nations in Oklahoma. Governor Anoatubby has served on the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission, the Oklahoma Governor's Health Care Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency's Special Study Group, and the National Congress of American Indians.
TERRENCE L. BRACY, Virginia. Mr. Bracy is President of Bracy Williams and Company, a Washington, DC-based public affairs consulting firm. As Rep. Udall's legislative assistant, he worked on a variety of environmental initiatives, including the Alaska Native Claims Act. Mr. Bracy also served as Assistant Secretary of Transportation under President Carter, as News Editor of the NBC affiliate in Tucson, Arizona, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona.
MATT JAMES, California. Mr. James is currently the Vice President for Communications and Media Programs for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care philanthropy. He served as Representative Udall's Administrative Assistant from 1989-1991. Prior to that, Mr. James held communications positions with Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) and Senator Dale Bumpers (D-AR).
D. MICHAEL RAPPOPORT, Arizona. Mr. Rappoport is the Associate General Manager for Public and Communications Services for the Salt River Project, one of the nation's largest public water and electric utilities. He previously served as Rep. Udall's liaison to the business community in Arizona.
ANNE UDALL, North Carolina. Ms. Udall is an active environmentalist and Parkinson's disease research activist who serves as Coordinator of the Gifted Program at the Charlotte Mecklenberg School District. Ms. Udall is the daughter of the Honorable Morris K. Udall.
NORMA UDALL, Virginia. Ms. Udall is a National Board Member of the American Parkinson's Disease Association and serves on the Steering Committee of the WETA pilot programs for pre-school education. She was formerly a staff member of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and has also served as the National Director of Public Affairs and Legislation of B'nai B'rith Women. Ms. Udall is the spouse of the Honorable Morris K. Udall.
The Foundation, which was established in March of 1992, is to be located at the University of Arizona for the purpose of fostering greater recognition and understanding of the role of the environment, public lands and natural resources in the development of the United States. In the fulfillment of this mission, the Foundation shall establish a program for Environmental Policy Research and Environmental Conflict Resolution; develop resources to properly train professionals in the environmental field; provide educational outreach regarding environmental policy; and develop resources to properly train Native American and Alaska Native professionals in health care and public policy. The Board may award scholarships, fellowships, internships and grants to eligible individuals for study in relevant fields.