THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Bridgeport, Connecticut) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release March 10, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES THOMAS EHRLICH AND DOROTHY A. JOHNSON AS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Thomas Ehrlich and Dorothy A. Johnson to serve as Members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Mr. Thomas Ehrlich, of Palo Alto, California, has served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service as since 1994. He is the Distinguished University Scholar at California State University and a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School. He also serves as a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Mr. Ehrlich has had a distinguished career in the fields of education, law, and government. From 1987 to 1994, he served as President of Indiana University, as well as a Professor of Law. He was the Provost and a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania from 1981 to 1987. President Carter appointed Mr. Ehrlich as the first Director of the International Development Cooperation Agency, where he served from 1979 to 1980. He was the President of the Legal Services Corporation from 1976 to 1979. From 1971 to 1975, Mr. Ehrlich was Dean and Richard E. Lang Professor at Stanford University Law School after having been a professor there for six years. He has also worked in the State Department as Special Assistant to Undersecretary of State George Ball and as Special Assistant to the Legal Advisor. Mr. Ehrlich was a law clerk to Judge Learned Hand, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and practiced law in Wisconsin. He is the author of a number of books on international law and legal education. Mr. Ehrlich received a B.A. degree from Harvard College and a LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School.
Ms. Dorothy A. Johnson, of Grand Haven, Michigan, has served since 1975, as President of the Council of Michigan Foundations, an association of 410 foundations and corporations making grants for charitable purposes. Ms. Johnson is a Trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a Trustee of the Grand Valley State University Foundation, a Director of the First America Bank Corporation, a Director of the Michigan Partnership for New Education, a Trustee of the Michigan Nonprofit Association, a Commissioner of the Michigan Community Service Commission, and a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Advancement of Communications. Ms. Johnson received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a public-private partnership that provides opportunities for Americans of all ages to help communities meet critical challenges in the areas of education, public safety, human needs, and the environment. The Corporation oversees three national service initiatives: Americorps, the National Senior Service Corps, and Learn and Serve America.