THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Phoenix, Arizona) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 22, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KATHLEEN WALDRON GERSHMAN TO THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE ARTS OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE
The President announced today his intent to appoint Kathleen Waldron Gershman to the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Dr. Kathleen Waldron Gershman, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, is Professor of Educational Foundations and Research, College of Education and Human Development at the University of North Dakota. Additionally, she is the author of a number of publications in the educational field including Knowing as Participation; Education, Modernity and Fractured Meaning; and To and Fro: Education for the Art of Life. Dr. Gershman is President of Grand Forks Foundation for Education, on the boards of the North Dakota Arts Alliance, the North Valley Arts Council and the North Dakota Ballet Company and is also a member of the National Committee for the Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center.
Dr. Gershman received a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, a both a Master's and Doctorate in Education from Harvard University.
The President's Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts advises and consults with the Board of Trustees for the Center, and makes recommendations to the Board regarding existing and prospective cultural activities to be featured at the center. In addition, the members of the Committee assist in the Center's fundraising efforts and act as liaisons to performance groups and performing arts centers throughout the nation.