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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 26, 1996



President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint three people to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

John C. Culver, former U.S. senator from Iowa, is currently a senior partner with Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn in Washington, D.C. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1974 to 1981 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1964 to 1974. Senator Culver has been the recipient of six honorary degrees and numerous international awards. He is a director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of the Institute of Politics of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and board chairman of Very Special Arts. Senator Culver obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1954 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1962. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1958.

William H. Mauk, Jr. of Florida is currently president of John Alden Health Plans. Previously, he was a senior vice president for International Technology Corporation; vice president of Planning, Acquisitions and Management Information for CEICI, a national construction company; and director of finance and administration for the Clean Water Program of the City of San Francisco. Additionally, Mr. Mauk served as a Deputy Administrator for the Small Business Administration and as Deputy Controller and Foreign Service Reserve Officer for the Agency for International Development. He is a board member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, president of South Florida Health Planning Council and a member of Dade County's Indigent Care Task Force. Mr. Mauk earned a B.A. from Miami University and an M.B.A. from UCLA.

Jane Slate Siena of California is currently head of institutional relations for the Getty Conservation Institute, a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust. She joined the Getty Conservation Institute in 1985 to assist in the development of an international cultural heritage program. In this capacity, she has helped develop partnerships to save museums, libraries, archeological sites and historic architecture in 33 countries located in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and North America. Previously, Ms. Siena was a program coordinator at the National Institute for Conservation at the Smithsonian Institution. She is founding president of the St. Petersburg International Center for Preservation in Russia; chairman of National Musical Arts at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.; and co-organizer of art at the Vice President's Residence, Washington, D.C. Ms. Siena studied music at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee and at the Aspen Music School in Colorado; earned a B.S. degree from Austin Peay State University; and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin.

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects students, scholars, teachers and trainees to participate in educational exchanges. Approximately 4,700 new grants are awarded to individuals annually through the United States Information Agency. The Fulbright Program finances studies, research and other educational activities for American citizens and nationals abroad and for citizens and nationals of foreign countries in American schools within and outside the United States. The Fulbright Program also promotes American studies in foreign countries, foreign language training, and area studies in the United States and abroad. The Fulbright Program will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.