THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Chicago, Illinois) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 8, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES VIVIAN LOWERY DERRYCK AND SUSAN E. RICE AS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Vivian Lowery Derryck and Susan E. Rice as Members of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation.
Ms. Vivian Lowery Derryck, of Washington, D.C., is currently a Senior Vice President and the Director of Public Policy at the Academy for Educational Development, and has been nominated for the position of Assistant Administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Until recently, she also served as Senior Adviser to the Africa Leadership Forum, a non-governmental organization that promotes democratic development in Africa. From 1989 through 1995, Ms. Derryck was President of the African-American Institute. She has also served as Executive Director of the Washington International Center of the Meridian House International (1988-1989), as well as Vice-President for Programs at the National Democratic Institute (1984-1988). Other positions she has held include: Executive Vice President and Director of the International Division of the National Council of Negro Woman (1982-1984); Deputy Assistant Secretary for Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights, Department of State (1979-1982); and Research Associate, U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Population, 1978. Ms. Derryck holds a B.A. from Chatham College and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Susan E. Rice of Washington, D.C. is currently Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the Department of State. Ms. Rice was previously Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council. Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, she was a management consultant for McKinsey and Company in Canada. In 1995, Ms. Rice served as Director for International Organizations and Peacekeeping in the National Security Council's office of Global Issues and Multilateral Affairs. She earned a B.A. in History from Stanford University and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford University, specializing in peacekeeping and conflict resolution in Africa. She also studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England.
The African Development Foundation is an independent, bi-partisan, non-profit government corporation founded to provide self-help initiatives to poor populations of Africa. The Foundation also works to strengthen friendship and understanding between the people of Africa and the United States and supports local African activities designed to increase opportunities for community development.