THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES SCHROEDER TO THE COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED
President Clinton announced today his intention to appoint Dr. Fredric K. Schroeder to the Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled.
Dr. Fredric K. Schroeder of New Mexico is the commissioner for the Rehabilitation Services Administration at the Department of Education. The Rehabilitation Services Administration is the principle federal agency charged with carrying out specified portions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Randolph-Sheppard Act and the Helen Keller Act. Previously, he has served as director of the New Mexico Commission for the Blind, a position he held for eight years. Dr. Schroeder, who is blind, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, as well as a master's degree in special education from San Francisco State University. Dr. Schroeder received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of New Mexico.
The Committee for Purchase from People who are Blind or Severely Disabled (formerly the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped) was established for the purpose of determining the fair market price of suitable products manufactured by blind persons and other severely disabled individuals.