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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 31, 1996


The President today announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:

Doris Eggers Huseboe of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the director for development for the South Dakota Symphony, a consultant in the arts and humanities and a Development Associate with the Lutheran Music Program for Sioux Falls and the region. Previously, Dr. Huseboe was an Assistant Professor of Education at Augustana College from 1966 to 1993. At the time of her retirement, she was Associate Vice President for Development and Dean of Special Events for the same college. Dr. Huseboe is currently a member of the Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Cultural Affairs Committee and the National Advanced/Challenge Gift Committee of the Lutheran Music Program, and the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. She served as a member of the Guthrie Theater Board of Directors from 1976 to 1982, the Sioux Empire Youth Orchestra board from 1975 to 1978 and was Co-chair of the Metropolitan Opera Committee of Sioux Falls from 1976 to 1986. Dr. Huseboe earned a B.S. in 1959 and an M.S. in 1961, both from Indiana University, and an Ed.D from the University of South Dakota in 1985.

Ann McKay Thompson of Pierre, South Dakota, is currently President of the Capital University Center, Inc., a private, non-profit educational corporation. Previously, Ms. Thompson was employed as a national author and professional consultant and speaker (1980 to 1982); Secretary and Cabinet Officer for the South Dakota Department of Labor (1979); Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (1977 to 1978); and as Assistant Secretary and Senior Planner of the South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs (1974 to 1979). She is the author or co-author of several books, publications and papers relating to management strategies for women and educational issues, and has made numerous presentations pertaining to the same subject matter. Ms. Thompson has served as a Member of the South Dakota Theater Association, as well as President of both the South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium and the South Dakota Art Museum. Ms. Thompson earned a B.A. in 1969 and an M.A. in 1970, both from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion. She received an Urban Executives Program certificate from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management in 1977. In addition, she was named one of ten Outstanding Young Women in America in 1973, and the National Woman of Achievement by the National Press Women in 1983.

The Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is charged with advising and consulting with the Board of Trustees for the Center. In addition, the members of the Committee assist in the Center's fundraising and act as liaisons to performance groups and performing arts centers throughout the nation.