THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON APPOINTS GUS WEILL AS A MEMBER OF THE J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP BOARD
The President today announced his intent to appoint Gus Weill as a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Gus Weill of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is owner of Gus Weill, Inc., an advertising and public relations firm, established in 1958. Mr. Weill is also a published author, poet and playwright. He is a host on Louisiana Public Television's "Louisiana Legends" and a co-host of a weekly talk radio show. Mr. Weill, a 1955 journalism graduate from Louisiana State University, is also a member of Louisiana State University's Hall of Fame, where he served as a visiting professor in Playwriting and 20th Century Problems. This will be Mr. Weill's second Presidential appointment; in 1961 he was appointed to the Business Council by President John F. Kennedy.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects students, scholars, teachers and trainees to participate in educational exchanges. Approximately 4,700 new grants are awarded to individuals annually through the U.S. Information Agency. The Board finances studies, research and other educational activities for American citizens, nationals aboard and for citizens and nationals of foreign countries in American schools within and outside the United States. The Board also promotes American studies in foreign countries, and foreign language training and area studies in the United States and abroad.