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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 28, 1995

President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the Federal Prison Industries Corporation:

Susan Albert Loewenberg of California has been in the communications industry since 1974. Throughout her professional career, Ms. Loewenberg has been involved in correctional issues at the local, State and Federal level and has developed various innovative programs focusing on communications and educational training in many Federal institutions nationwide, and State prison systems in California.

Currently, she oversees a similar project for youth at risk in partnership with the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court schools. Ms. Loewenberg is a former Advisory Board Member of the American Correctional Association and has served on the Task Force for Loyola Marymount University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College, with additional graduate study at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Dr. William E. Morgan of Colorado is President Emeritus of Colorado State University. He has served as a member of the Board for Federal Prison Industries Corporation since 1966. During his professional career, he has served on the economics staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as Deputy Chief for Food and Agriculture of the Marshall Plan, on the boards of financial institutions in Colorado and Wyoming, and on numerous boards and commissions dealing with education problems at the state and national level.

Dr. Morgan received his undergraduate degree from Texas A & M, and his M.S. from the University of California, with additional graduate study as a Rockefeller Fellow at Harvard University. He holds honorary degrees from five United States and foreign universities, and served four years as an Air Force Officer during World War II.

Federal Prison Industries Incorporated was created in 1934 under the Federal Bureau of Prisons to provide work and training opportunities for federal inmates. The Board of Directors provides guidance to the FPI so that it can accomplish its mission of employing as many inmates as possible without unduly impacting private industry. The major functions of the Board include: (1) responsibility for general policies and long range corporate plans; (2) establishing new industries; (3) establishing pricing policy; and (4) requesting authority from the Secretary of the Treasury to invest FPI funds.