THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANA M. GUZMAN AS CHAIR OF THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMISSION ON EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR HISPANIC AMERICANS
The President today named Ana M. Guzman as Chair of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
Ana M. Guzman of Texas has served as member and Vice Chair of the Commission since July 1, 1994 and was to assume the chairmanship of the Commission this Spring. Dr. Guzman is currently serving as Vice President of Cypress Creek Campus and Institutional Campus Development at Austin Community College. Previously, she served as associate vice chancellor for academic support programs of the Texas A&M University System, professor of education, program director for the Texas Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) and program officer at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Guzman has more than 15 years of administrative experience in education, beginning her career as a teacher. Some of her administrative experience includes serving as principal of a middle school and director of staff development for the Houston-Independent School District. Dr. Guzman has co-authored two bilingual reading series which were adopted by Texas and California. She currently serves on the national Technical Assistance Team to the National Science Foundation and the State Systemic Initiatives. She earned a B.S. degree from Stout State University in 1968 and an M.A. from Texas Southern University in 1974. She was an HEW Fellow while attending the University of Houston, where she received a doctorate in education. Dr. Guzman was born in Havana, Cuba, but has spent her adult life in Texas and has been named an "Honorary Texan."
The President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans was established to advise the President and the Secretary of Education on the progress of Hispanic Americans towards the achievement of the National Education Goals and other standards of educational accomplishment. The Commission develops, monitors and coordinates federal efforts to promote high quality education for Hispanic Americans.