THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HARRY P. PACHON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMISSION ON EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR HISPANIC AMERICANS
The President announced today his intent to appoint Harry P. Pachon as a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
Harry P. Pachon, of Claremont, California, is President of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute and a Kenan Professor of Political Studies at Pitzer College and the Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Pachon served as Executive Director of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund from 1983 to 1993 and as Associate Professor of Political Studies at the City University of New York from 1981 to 1986. Additionally, from 1977 to 1981, he served as an Associate Staff Member of the House Appropriations Committee and as Administrative Assistant to Representative Edward R. Roybal. Previously, Dr. Pachon served as an Assistant Professor at the College of Urban Development at Michigan State University and as Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Loyola University. In addition to being the author of three books pertaining to Hispanic Americans, he serves as the Chair and founding board member of the NALEO Education Fund, and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rebuild L.A. and Project Democracy. Dr. Pachon earned his B.A. and M.A. in political science from California State University at Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate School.
The President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans was established to advise the President and the Secretary of Education in their efforts to advance the development of human potential, to strengthen the Nation's capacity to provide high-quality education, and to increase opportunities for Hispanic Americans to participate in and benefit from Federal education programs.