THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CORNELIUS P. O'LEARY AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL
SECURITY EDUCATION BOARD
The President today announced his intent to nominate Cornelius P. O'Leary to serve as a member of the National Security Education Board.
Mr. Cornelius P. O'Leary, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, is presently the Associate Vice President for Regional and Community Development at Central Connecticut State University. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Prior to his work at the University, Mr. O'Leary served 4 terms in the State House and 8 terms in the State Senate. In the Senate, Mr. O'Leary served as the Minority Leader from 1985-86 and later as the Majority Leader from 1987-1993. He also served 4 years as Senate Chairman of the Education Committee. Mr. O'Leary's other services have included the Governor's Finance Advisory Committee, the Education Equity Study Committee, the Connecticut Humanities Council, and the State Emergency Response Committee.
Mr. O'Leary received his B.A. from Williams College, his M.A. from Trinity College, and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut Law School.
The primary objective of the National Security Education Board is to meet the changing needs of national security education. To achieve this goal, the Board develops criteria for awarding scholarships, fellowships, and grants. In addition, the Board recommends ways to encourage interest in jobs in Government agencies that have a national security role.