THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. ROSE DOBROF TO THE FEDERAL COUNCIL ON THE AGING
The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Rose Dobrof to the Federal Council on the Aging.
Rose Dobrof of New York is a Brookdale Professor of Gerontology at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is a member of the Policy Committee of the White House Conference on Aging and was the Founding Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging. Professor Dobrof is a nationally renowned expert in the field of aging, and has helped make the Brookdale Center a leading research, education, and clinical center. She has received numerous awards including the University of Pittsburgh's Alumni Award for Excellence in Social Work Education and the Robert Parks Award.
Dr. Dobrof earned a B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1945, a M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1948 and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1976.
The Federal Council on the Aging is responsible for advising and assisting the President on matters relating to the special needs of older Americans. In addition, the Council reviews and evaluates Federal policies regarding the aging for the purpose of appraising their value and impact on the lives of older individuals. The Council also advises the Commissioner on Aging on these matters.