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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 27, 1996

President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Mady Wechsler Segal of Maryland and Carroll W. Conn, Jr., of Texas to the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors.

Dr. Segal, currently a professor of sociology and faculty affiliate to the Women's Studies Program and the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland, was previously an associate dean for undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, a guest scientist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and a visiting professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point. She also served as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the U.S. Army Research Institute's Army Family Research Program, as a special assistant to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and as a member of the Council of the Section on Peace and War of the American Sociological Association.

Dr. Segal earned her undergraduate degree from Queens College, City University of New York and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1994, Dr. Segal was awarded the University of Maryland's first Teaching Mentorship Award by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She holds the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal and was named the 1994 Helen MacGill Hughes Lecturer on Women and Social Change by Sociologists for Women in Society.

Mr. Conn is the majority owner of Conn Appliances, Inc. and its subsidiaries. In addition to his various business interests, he is very active in the education arena. He currently serves on the Management Advisory Board, College of Business, Texas A&M University; Dean's Advisory Board, College of Business, University of Houston; Advisory Board, Center for Retailing Studies, Texas A&M University; and is an executive professor at the University of Houston. In addition, he served as a lecturer at Notre Dame University College of Continuing Education and was an instructor at Lamar University where he taught marketing and retail management in the College of Business.

A former U.S. Army officer and veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Conn received his Army commission through ROTC at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, his M.A. from Lamar University, and completed a five year owner-president management program at Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

The U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors visits the Academy annually and inquires into the morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy which the Board decides to consider.