THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 26, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWARD SCHUH AS CHAIR OF THE BOARD FOR INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced his intent to appoint Edward Schuh as Chair of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development.
Dr. Edward Schuh, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, is the University of Minnesota Regents Professor of International Trade and Economic Policy and the Orville and Jane Freeman Chair in International Trade and Investment Policy at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Prior to assuming the Freeman Chair, he was the Dean of the Humphrey Institute for ten years. Dr. Schuh has also served as the Director of Agriculture and Rural Development at the World Bank, and he was a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University for 20 years.
Dr. Schuh received a B.S. degree from Purdue University, an M.S. from Michigan State, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development provides advice to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on matters pertaining to international food security issues and other matters relating to the U.S. foreign assistance programs. The Board consists of seven members, four of whom must be from land grant or other eligible universities. Members are appointed by the President and serve for a term not to exceed four years.