THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STEWART H. GAMAGE AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS
The President today announced his intent to appoint Stewart H. Gamage as a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars.
Ms. Stewart H. Gamage, of Williamsburg, Virginia, is the Vice President for Public Affairs at the College of William and Mary, where she is responsible for development and coordination of governmental affairs. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer of APCO Associates, one of the largest public affairs firms in Washington, D.C. She has served as Associate Deputy for Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House under President Carter and was Policy Director for Congressman Dick Gephardt while he was House Majority Leader. Under former Virginia Governor Chuck Robb, she served as the Director of the Virginia Liaison Office. A graduate of William and Mary, Ms. Gamage has served on the College's Board of Visitors. She received an M.P.A. degree from the Washington Public Affairs Center at the University of Southern California.
The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize our Nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Up to 141 students are chosen annually from among outstanding graduating seniors to become Presidential Scholars. They are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in many areas, including academic and artistic success, leadership, and involvement in school and community.