THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES VICTORIA WILSON AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS The President today announced the appointment of Victoria Wilson to
serve as a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Ms. Victoria Wilson, of New York, New York, has served since 1988 as Senior Editor, Vice President, and Associate Publisher of Alfred A. Knopf Publishers. From 1972-1988, she served as a Senior Editor at Knopf. Ms. Wilson served as a member of the PEN American Center Events committee since 1990, a member of the Executive board since 1992, and as Treasurer from 1997 to 1999. In addition, she was a member of the advisory board for the annual New Orleans Writing Conference from 1988 to 1994. She currently serves as Vice President of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Ms. Wilson was an adjunct graduate professor in the writing program at Columbia University from 1992 to 1993.
The United States Commission on Civil Rights investigates allegations relating to deprivations because of color, race, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, and advocates equal protection of the laws under the United States Constitution. The Commission submits an annual report that monitors Federal civil rights enforcement efforts within the United States.