THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SUSAN RICE AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Susan Rice as the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the Department of State.
Dr. Rice, of Washington, DC, has been serving as Special Assistant to the President and as Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council since March 1995. She was Director for International Organization Affairs, and Peacekeeping in the Office of Global Affairs at the National Security Council from February 1993 to March 1995. Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Dr. Rice was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company in Toronto, Canada. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a Master's and Doctorate degree in International Relations from Oxford University in 1990.
In her capacity as Assistant Secretary, Dr. Rice will advise the Secretary of State on the conduct of United States foreign relations with the countries of sub-Saharan Africa and guide the operation of U.S. diplomatic missions in that region.