THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DORIS B. HOLLEB TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE HUMANITIES The President today announced his intent to nominate Doris
B. Holleb to the National Council on the Humanities.
Doris B. Holleb of Chicago, Illinois, is an economist and urban planning consultant. She has been a faculty member at the University of Chicago since 1966, and is currently a professorial lecturer in geographical studies and in the social sciences collegiate division. She is the author of several books and articles, which primarily focus on housing, economic development, education, poverty and metropolitan planning questions. She has served on numerous commissions, including a presidential appointment as Director of the Inter-American Foundation from 1980 to 1985. She was a member of the President's Advisory Committee to the White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development in 1978, the Department of Education's Advisory Council on Vocational Education from 1979 to 1982, and the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Investment, Technology and Development from 1979 to 1981. She has served on the Chicago Plan Commission since 1986. She has also worked as a consultant to the Chicago Department of Planning, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Illinois-Indiana Bi-State Commission. Ms. Holleb is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hunter College and Harvard University.
The National Council on the Humanities is responsible for advising the Chairperson with respect to the policies, programs and procedures necessary for the operation of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, the Council reviews applications for the awarding of grants and makes recommendations to the Chairperson. Staff support and funding for the Council are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.