THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARK S. WRIGHTON TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD
The President today announced his intent to nominate Mark S. Wrighton to serve as Member of the National Science Board (NSB).
Mr. Mark S. Wrighton, of St. Louis, Missouri, currently serves as the Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis and has held that position since 1995. As Chancellor, Mr. Wrighton is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and reports to the Board of Trustees. Washington University has over 2,500 instructional facilities and more than 9,000 employees. Mr. Wrighton spent over twenty years of his career working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Most recently, from 1990 to 1995, Mr. Wrighton was Provost of MIT. As Provost of MIT, Mr. Wrighton had oversight of the $1.1 billion budget, coordinated the annual five-year planning process, and headed the education and research programs. Mr. Wrighton is the author or co-author of more than 400 articles published in professional and scholarly journals. Additionally, he was awarded a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1983.
Mr. Wrighton received a B.S. in Chemistry from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology.
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.