THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES BURTON TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOUNDATION
The President today announced his intention to nominate Ken Burton of Virginia to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation.
Mr. Burton currently serves as Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has previously served as a Media Adviser to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Director of the Office of Public Affairs at the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. He was Representative Morris Udall's Press Secretary from 1979 to 1981.
The Excellence in National Environmental Policy 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. An appropriation of $40 million has been authorized for the Foundation.