THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES VIVIAN LOWERY DERRYCK AS ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR AFRICA AT THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced his intent to nominate Vivian Lowery Derryck to serve as Assistant Administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Ms. Vivian Lowery Derryck, of the District of Columbia, is currently the Senior Adviser of the Africa Leadership Forum, a nongovernmental organization that promotes democratic development in Africa. In addition, she is a senior adviser to the Academy for Educational Development. From 1989 to 1995, Ms. Derryck served as President of the African-American Institute. She has also served as Executive Director of the Washington International Center of the Meridian International as well as its Vice President for Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Ms. Derryck served as Executive Vice President and Director of the International Division for The National Council of Negro Woman from 1982 to 1984, as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights, Department of State from 1979 until 1982, and as Research Associate, U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Population in 1978.
Ms. Derryck holds a B.A. from Chatham College and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) administers U.S. foreign economic and humanitarian assistance programs in more than 100 countries in the developing world, Central and Eastern Europe, and the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The Assistant Administrator for Africa (AA/AF) manages the Africa Bureau; its overseas missions, programs and policies; and serves as the senior advisor to the Administrator on African policy issues and within the interagency process. The AA/AF also interacts frequently with the Congress and represents the Agency before the public and constituent groups.