THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New Delhi, India)
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN A. WHITE TO SERVE AS MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate John A. White to serve as member of the National Science Board (NSB).
Dr. John A. White, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been serving on the NSB since 1994. Mr. White currently serves as Chancellor of the University of Arkansas. Before taking this position in 1997, he served at the Georgia Institute of Technology in several capacities: From 1991 to 1997, as the Dean of the College of Engineering; from 1988 to 1997, as Eugene C. Gwaltney Professor of Manufacturing; from 1984 to 1997, as Regent's Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering; from 1982 to 1987, as Founding Director, Material Handling Research Center; from 1977 to 1984, Professor; and from 1975 to 1977 as Associate Professor. From 1988 to 1990, Dr. White was Assistant Director for Engineering at the National Science Foundation and Acting Deputy Director from 1990 to 1991.
Dr. White received his B.S. at the University of Arkansas, his M.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
The National Science Board (NSB) was established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1863). In accordance with the Act, the NSB shall establish the policies of the Foundation within the framework of applicable policies as set forth by the President and Congress.