THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES STEPHANIE GONZALES AS A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON WHITE HOUSE FELLOWSHIPS The President today announced his intent to appoint
Stephanie Gonzales to the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.
Stephanie Gonzales is the New Mexico Secretary of State. She serves on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Public Employers Retirement Board, and on the executive boards of Women Executives in State Government, the National Association of Secretaries of State, and New Mexico AIDS Services. Before assuming the responsibilities of New Mexico Secretary of State, Ms. Gonzales served as Deputy Secretary from 1987 to 1990. She is a native New Mexican and lives in Santa Fe.
The White House Fellows program, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this Spring, places talented men and women in full-time paid positions for a year at the White House and Cabinet-level agencies, where they work as Special Assistants to Cabinet officers. White House Fellows also participate in an extensive education program in which they meet with a diverse group of private and public sector leaders. Alumni of the prestigious program include HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, CNN President Tom Johnson and former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell. More than two dozen former White House Fellows now serve in the Clinton Administration or as senior military officers. Two alumni are now members of Congress.