THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIE GRACE CAMPBELL AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD
OF DIRECTORS OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Willie Grace Campbell as a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation.
Ms. Willie Grace Campbell, of Los Angeles, California, has been vice chair and member of the African Development Foundation since 1993. As vice chair, Ms. Campbell has been an advisor on the Project Development Committee, and she has worked on women's issues and trade and investment strategies. Ms. Campbell is also the founder and a board member of Women, Law and Development, International, which is an international organization whose board is committed to the defense and promotion of women's rights globally. Ms. Campbell is also a member of the Overseas Development Council and a board member of the Women's Foreign Policy Group.
Ms. Campbell received an A.B. in American History from the University of Cincinnati and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan.
The African Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit, government corporation that provides self-help initiatives to the poor populations of Africa. The Foundation works to strengthen friendship and understanding between the people of Africa and the United States and supports local African activities that increase opportunities for community development.