THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KIT DOBELLE AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS
The President today announced his intent to appoint Kit Dobelle as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars.
KIT DOBELLE of California served in the Carter Administration as U.S. Chief of Protocol and as Chief of Staff to Rosalynn Carter. She is currently serving as Deputy Chief of Protocol for the City of San Francisco. Ms. Dobelle, an experienced administrator in government and educational institutions, is a former teacher and academic division chair. While at the Massachusetts Department of Education, she monitored federal grants to the state aimed at providing equal access and promoting diversity in the Boston Public Schools. She was also deputy director of a Ford Foundation grant geared to improve the retention of minority students. She served as special assistant to Massachusetts Governor John Volpe and as campaign press secretary to Mrs. Volpe. Ms. Dobelle earned her bachelors degree from the University of Massachusetts.
The Commission on Presidential Scholars was established on April 16, 1964, to recognize and honor our Nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The Commission members are appointed by the President and serve at his pleasure. Annually, up to 141 students are chosen from among outstanding graduating seniors to become Presidential Scholars, the Nation's highest honor for high school students.