THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARK D. GEARAN AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Mark D. Gearan to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Mr. Mark D. Gearan, a native of Gardner, Massachusetts, is President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. Both are private, liberal arts colleges noted for their ambitious emphasis on international study and their integrated curricular and co-curricular programs in community service. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Gearan served as the Director of the Peace Corps. In addition, Mr. Gearan served as an Assistant to the President and Director of Communications, as well as Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House. He was the Executive Director of the Democratic Governor's Association and an aide to former Congressmen Robert Drinan of Massachusetts and Berkeley Bedell of Iowa. Mr. Gearan is the author of numerous articles that have been featured in the Boston Globe, the Miami Herald, and the San Francisco Examiner.
Mr. Gearan received a B.A. degree, cum laude, from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is the recipient of twelve honorary degrees.
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages to help communities meet critical challenges in the areas of education, public safety, human needs, and the environment. The Corporation oversees three national service initiatives: AmeriCorps, the National Senior Service Corps, and Learn & Serve America.