THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HERSCHELLE S. CHALLENOR AS A MEMBER OF THE
NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION BOARD
The President today announced his intent to nominate Herschelle S. Challenor to serve as a member of the National Security Education Board.
Dr. Herschelle S. Challenor, of Atlanta, Georgia, is presently the Dean of the Graduate School of International Affairs at Clark University. She has served as a member of the National Security Education Board (NSEB) since 1994. Dr. Challenor has also served as the Director of the African Diplomatic Outreach Program at Africare and concurrently as a Visiting Fellow at the Overseas Development Council from December 1992 until August 1993. Dr. Challenor was also Director of the United Nations proclaimed World Decade for Cultural Development at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and was the Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Africa of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Challenor received her B.A. from Spelman College, a Certificat at the Sorbonne in Paris, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Political Science: International Relations and African Affairs.
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.