THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Cartagena, Colombia) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 30, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DORIS MATSUI AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS
The President today announced his intent to appoint Doris Matsui to serve as a member of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Mrs. Doris Matsui, of Sacramento, California, joined Collier Shannon Scott, PLLC in December of 1998 as Senior Adviser and Director of Government Relations and Public Policy. In January, 1993, she was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Public Liaison for the White House. Previously, she was among the eight board members of President-Elect Clinton's Transition Team. A life-long Californian, Mrs. Matsui is an accomplished public policy advocate, having led successful national outreach campaigns for numerous initiatives ranging from education, children and families, to budget, international trade, breast cancer awareness and nonprofit and philanthropic issues. She served on the national board of Christmas in April, and was president of the Congressional Club, a bipartisan, civic, social and philanthropic organization. Currently, she serves on the boards of the California Institute, Meridian International Center, and People for the American Way.
Mrs. Matsui received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is established within the Smithsonian Institution. The Center fosters scholarship and dialogue in the humanities and social sciences by bringing Fellows to Washington, encouraging discourse, and publishing the results of their activities.