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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 4, 1994
                         SECURITY EDUCATION BOARD

President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Herschelle Challenor to the National Security Education Board.

The National Security Education Board was created with the recognition that the national security and economic well-being of the United States depends on private citizens and federal employees who are knowledgeable in the languages and cultures of other countries. The six member Board identifies areas of foreign language and international affairs in which students and government employees are deficient in learning; develops criteria for awarding targeted scholarships and grants; and recommends ways to encourage recipients to work for Federal agencies involved in national security affairs.

Herschelle Challenor is Dean of the Graduate School of International Affairs at Clark Atlanta University. Previously, she served as the Director of the African Diplomatic Outreach Program at Africare and concurrently as a Visiting Fellow at the Overseas Development Council. She has held several positions at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), culminating as the Director of the United Nations proclaimed World Decade for Cultural Development. Prior to serving at the UN she was the Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Africa of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.