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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 9, 1995



The President today announced his intent to appoint Marcia Devins Greenberger of Washington, D.C. to the National Skill Standards Board.

Greenberger is a founder and co-president of the National Women's Law Center, which provides representation for the concerns of women and their families. In addition, Greenberger currently serves on numerous boards, including the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference for Civil Rights, the American Law Institute, and the National Policy Council for the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. Ms. Greenberger is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Georgetown Day School, and the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Black Student Fund.

Previously, she served on the Board of Directors for the District of Columbia Bar, as well as on the Senior Advisory Committee for The Foundation for Change Civil Litigation Project. Greenberger is a former Director of the Women's Rights Project at the Center for Law and Social Policy. She was a recipient of the D.C. Bar William J. Brennan, Jr. Award in 1994 and currently is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Washington Council of Lawyers, and the Women's Bar Association.

Greenberger is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

The National Skill Standards Board is an independent agency composed of leaders from business, education, labor, and other stakeholder communities. It was authorized by the GOALS 2000: Educate America Act of 1994 in order to address the problems caused by the lack of connection between the skills Americans need in the workplace and the skills they receive through education and training. The board will encourage the development of voluntary skill standards that will identify the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities American workers need to succeed in the workplace.

The National Skill Standards Board will consist of 24 individuals, 12 appointed by the President and 12 named by Congress.