THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARK E. EMBLIDGE TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY ADVISORY BOARD
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Mark E. Emblidge to the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.
Mark E. Emblidge of Virginia has served as the executive director of the Virginia Literacy Foundation since 1987. Active in local and national politics, he serves as an elected member of the Richmond Public School Board and as the executive director of the Entertainment Industry's Foundation for Cities in Schools. Prior to his current positions, he served as the assistant vice president for development at George Mason University, as the assistant to the President at King College and as the director of admissions for Montreat-Anderson College. He serves on the board of visitors of the Landmark Foundation and the National Center for Family Literacy, as a member of the Lionel Richie Scholarship Committee and the Herb Alpert Scholarship Committee, and as a member of the Virginia Literacy Initiative Steering Committee. He received his B.A. in political science from Gordon College and did graduate work at East Tennessee State University.
The National Institute for Literacy was created to assist in upgrading the workforce, reducing welfare dependency, raising the standard of living and creating safer communities. The Advisory Board reviews reports, makes recommendations regarding program areas, establishes priorities for the activities of the Institute and reviews agency spending plans.