THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CURTIS A. PRINS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Curtis A. Prins to the Board of Trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.
Curtis A. Prins of Virginia is currently president of Prins Associates, a legislative consulting firm in Middleburg, Virginia. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Prins was a staff director for the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation and Insurance of the Committee on Banking, and Finance and Urban Affairs at the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Prins also served as a staff director for the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage from 1974 to 1988 and as a chief investigator for the Banking and Currency Committee from 1964 to 1974. Mr. Prins obtained a B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1970.
The Board of Trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation was created in 1992 to encourage and support research designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind. The Board of Trustees awards fellowships to outstanding individuals, known as "Columbus Scholars," to encourage such new discoveries. The Board of Trustees submits an annual report of its operations to the President and Congress.