THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LORRAINE WEISS FRANK TO THE NATIONAL
COUNCIL ON THE HUMANITIES
The President today announced his intent to nominate Lorraine Weiss Frank to the National Council on the Humanities.
Lorraine Weiss Frank of Phoenix, Arizona served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Foundation for Women from 1995 to 1996. Previously, she was Director of the Arizona Board of Regents' Commission on the Status of Women (1989 to 1991); founding Executive Director of the Arizona Humanities Council (1973 to 1989); Director of Relocation and Social Services of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Scottsdale (1970 to 1973); and Vice President of Arizona Job Colleges, Inc. (1968 to 1970). She has been the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including the Sharlot Hall Award (1995) for her substantial contributions to the appreciation of Arizona history. Ms. Frank is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Vassar College and served on the Arizona Committee for the Selection of Rhodes Scholars for ten years. Ms. Frank earned a B.A. from Vassar College and has received honorary doctorates in the humanities and humane letters from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, respectively.
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 grant applications and makes recommendations to the Chairperson. Staff support and funding for the Council are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities provides staff support and funding for the council.