THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES NATHAN HATCH TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Nathan O. Hatch as a member of the National Council on the Humanities.
Dr. Nathan O. Hatch, of South Bend, Indiana, is Provost of the University of Notre Dame. He is also Professor of History, having joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1975, and served as the University's vice president for graduate studies and research from 1989 to 1996. His book, The Democratization of American Christianity, won the both the Albert Outler Prize in Ecumenical Church History and the John Hope Franklin Prize for the best book in American Studies. Dr. Hatch was president of the American Society of History in 1993, and has served as chair of the St. Joseph Medical Center Board and on the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army.
Dr. Hatch received a B.A. from Wheaton College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.
The National Council on the Humanities is responsible for advising the Chair with respect to the policies, programs and procedures necessary for the operation of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, the Council reviews applications for the awarding of grants and makes recommendations to the Chair. Staff support and funding for the council are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.