THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JANE SLATE SIENA AS A MEMBER OF THE J. WILLIAM
FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP BOARD
The President today announced his intention to appoint Jane Slate Siena to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Ms. Jane Slate Siena, of Los Angeles, California, is head of institutional relations for the Getty Conservation Institute, a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust. She joined the Getty Conservation Institute in 1985 to assist in the development of an international cultural heritage program. In this capacity, she has helped develop partnerships to save museums, libraries, archeological sites and historic architecture in countries located in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and North America. Previously, Ms. Siena was a program coordinator at the National Institute for Conservation at the Smithsonian Institution. She is founding president of the St. Petersburg International Center for Preservation in Russia; chairman of National Musical Arts at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC; and co-organizer of art at the Vice President's Residence, Washington, DC. Ms. Siena studied music at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee, and at the Aspen Music School in Colorado. She earned a BS degree from Austin Peay State University and a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects students, scholars, teachers and trainees to participate in educational exchanges. Approximately 3,800 new grants are awarded to individuals annually through the United States Information Agency. The Fulbright Program finances studies, research and other educational activities for American citizens and nationals abroad and for citizens and nationals of foreign countries in American universities. The Fulbright Program also promotes American studies in foreign countries, foreign language training, and area studies in the United States and abroad.