THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New Orleans, Louisiana) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 27,1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SARA CASTRO-KLAREN, HOYT H. PURVIS, AND LEE WILLIAMS TO THE J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP BOARD
The President today announced his intent to appoint Sara Castro-Klaren, Hoyt H. Purvis, and Lee Williams to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Dr. Sara Castro-Klaren, of McLean, Virginia, is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier, Dr. CastroKlaren taught at a number of universities including Georgetown, Stanford and Dartmouth, and was Chief, Hispanic Division at The Library of Congress from 1984 to 1986. She has authored, edited, and contributed to a number of books on Latin American topics. Dr. CastroKlaren has received several National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and has served as a consultant on Fulbright Fellowships. She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Mr. Hoyt H. Purvis, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is the Director of the Fulbright Institute of International Relations and professor of journalism and political science at the University of Arkansas. Previously, he served for 12 years as a U.S. Senate staff member, where he worked for Senator Fulbright and Senator Byrd. He was also deputy staff director of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Mr. Purvis is the author of Interdependence, an international relations text and has co-authored and edited a number of other books including Seoul and Washington and Old Myths and New Realities, Legislating Foreign Policy and The Presidency and the Press. He received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas.
Mr. Lee Williams, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is a partner with Public Strategies Washington, Inc., a public affairs and consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He worked in the office of Senator J. William Fulbright from 1955 to 1974, first as Legislative Assistant from 1955-1959 and then Administrative Assistant from 1959-1974. Subsequently, he was general counsel to the Senate Democratic Policy Committee from 1974-1978. From 1978-1989, Mr. Williams served as the senior vice president and legislative counsel to the National Retail Federation. Before joining Public Strategies in 1992, he practiced law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Mr. Williams received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas.
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.