THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JEAN L. HENNESSEY AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint
Jean L. Hennessey as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Jean L. Hennessey of New Hampshire is the Director of the Institute of Canada and the U.S. at Dartmouth College. Ms. Hennessey has a history of involvement in international, environmental and governmental affairs. She is also a Research Fellow of the Environmental Studies Faculty at Dartmouth College. Previously, Ms. Hennessey was appointed by President Carter as Commissioner of the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada. She was director of the budget for the New Hampshire Governor and served several terms as Democratic National Committeewoman. She received her B.A. in political science from Vassar College.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is established within the Smithsonian Institution, and administered by an independent Board of Trustees. The Center fosters scholarship and dialogue in the humanities and social sciences by bringing Fellows to Washington, D.C., encouraging discourse, and publishing the results of their activities.