THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES WALDEMAR ROJAS TO THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMISSION ON EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR HISPANIC AMERICANS
President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Waldemar Rojas to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
Waldemar Rojas of California is the Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, a diverse urban school district which serves 63,000 students. Prior to his service in San Francisco, Mr. Rojas served as the Executive Director of Special Education for the New York City Public Schools. He currently serves on several boards and committees including the California academy of Sciences Education Advisory Council, the George Lucas Educational Foundation Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, and the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Council of the Greta City Schools. Mr. Rojas received his Masters Degree in Educational Administration from New York University's Graduate School and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Concordia Teacher's College.
The President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans was established by the Department of Education to advise the President and the Secretary of Education on the progress of Hispanic Americans toward the achievement of National Education Goals and other standards of educational accomplishment. The Commission's other responsibilities include the development, monitoring, and coordination of Federal efforts to promote high-quality education for Hispanic Americans, ways to increase State, private sector, and community involvement in improving education, and ways to expand Federal education initiatives.