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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 16, 1996



President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Mary Burrus Babson and Robert B. Rogers to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Mary Burrus Babson of Illinois is the director of communications for Arthur Anderson, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. She has also served in the Professional Education and Audit Divisions. She is the immediate past president of the Association of Junior Leagues International, vice chair of the National Assembly of National Voluntary Health and Social Welfare Organizations, and serves as national director of Girls, Inc. and the United States Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council. In addition, Ms. Babson has served as a trustee and chair of the Finance Committee of the Columbus Cabrini Medical Center, where she continues to serve as a director of the Columbus Cabrini Medical Foundation. She has also served as a director of numerous organizations including the Chicago Foundation for Women and the Colorado Children's Campaign. She received her B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1971, her M.B.A., from the University of Puget Sound in 1975, and her C.P.A. in 1976.

Robert B. Rogers of Missouri is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He joined the Foundation as president and chief operating officer in 1990. Prior to his association with the Foundation, he worked with its benefactor at Marion Merrell Dow, a pharmaceutical company founded by Mr. Kauffman. During Mr. Rogers' tenure at Marion Merrell Dow, he served as vice president of Information Systems and Controls, vice president of financial controls and vice president of community affairs. Until 1975, Mr. Rogers served as vice president, secretary and treasurer of Gateway Sporting Goods, and prior to that, he worked for Trans World Airlines (TWA). He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Independent Sector, the University of Missouri -- Kansas City, American College Testing Inc. (ACT), where he is chairman, and the St. Paul School of Theology. He also serves on the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City's Education Committee, the Rockhurst College Board of Regents, and is a member of the Missouri Commission for National and Community Service. Mr. Rogers received his degree in Business Administration from American International College in 1963, became a C.P.A. in 1966 and earned a Master's in Business Administration in 1980 from Rockhurst College.

The Corporation for National and Community Service, created by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. Through its three main programs -- AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and the National Senior Service Corps -- the Corporation provides a broad range of opportunities for Americans to serve our communities and our nation. The efforts supported by the Corporation address the nation's challenges in the area of education, public safety, human needs and the environment.