THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LETITIA CHAMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced his intent to nominate Letitia Chambers to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development.
Letitia Chambers of Enid, Oklahoma, is currently President of Chambers Associates, Inc., a public policy consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Ms. Chambers is also President of Coalition of Publicly Traded Partnerships and Director of the Council for Excellence in Government and the Center for National Policy. She is of Cherokee descent and a longtime collector and contributor to American Indian arts, culture and education. Previously, she served as Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources (1979-1980); Minority Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (1977-1978); and Senior Budget and Policy Analyst for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (1975-1977). She served as director of federal programs for the Oklahoma City Public Schools, which has a large urban Indian population, and for the State Education Agency in New Mexico. In both of those positions, Indian education programs were included under her administrative responsibility. She earned a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1965, an M.S. in education in 1971 and an Ed.D. in 1973, both from Oklahoma State University.
The Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development is responsible for the direction and control of the Institute of American Indian Arts. The mission of the Institute is to promote the preservation and development of American Indian and Alaska Native arts and culture through programs of education and outreach to students, tribal communities and the public. The Institute is the only educational institution in the world devoted solely to the study and practice of the artistic and cultural traditions of all American Indians.