THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES BETTY BUMPERS AS A MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS FOR THE INSTITUTE OF PEACE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Betty Bumpers as a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Peace.
Ms. Betty Bumpers, of Little Rock, Arkansas, is the founder of Peace Links, a non-profit grassroots organization that promotes peace. She has served as the organization's president since 1982. In 1991, Ms. Bumpers and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter founded Every Child by Two, an organization that promotes early childhood immunization. Ms. Bumpers received two Paul Harris Fellowship awards for her immunization program and her work to foster international understanding. Ms. Bumpers also received an Excellence in Public Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as a Distinguished Citizen Award from the National Peace Foundation.
Ms. Bumpers obtained her education at the University of Arkansas, Iowa State University, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
The United States Institute of Peace is a bipartisan board established in 1948 by an Act of Congress to promote international peace and the resolution of international conflict without violence through education, training, research, and public information.