THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TWO MEMBERS TO THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY BOARD
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Paige E. Reffe and Michael K. Young as members of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors.
Mr. Paige E. Reffe, of Washington, D.C., is currently a lawyer in solo practice since 1998. Prior to that he was a partner at the law firm of Cutler & Stanfield, LLP. From 1995 to 1996, he was the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance at the White House. In that capacity, he was the principal negotiator with foreign governments regarding all of the President's foreign travel. Before working at the White House, Mr. Reffe served with the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of Justice, the General Service Administration and the Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Reffe holds a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from Emory University.
Mr. Michael K. Young, of Washington, D.C., is Dean and Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He joined the Law School faculty in the summer of 1998. Prior to that, he was Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law and Legal Institutions at the School of Law of Columbia University. Before beginning his teaching career, Dean Young served as Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist and to Justice Benjamin Kaplan of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
The Air Force Academy Board of Visitors visits the Air Force Academy annually and provides the President and the Air Force with consultations and advice concerning overall activities of the Academy. In addition, the board is required under its charter to inquire into the morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy which the board decides to consider.