October 26, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint Carolynn Reid-Wallace to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, for a term expiring January 26, 1992. She would succeed Samuel DuBois Cook.

Since 1982 Mrs. Reid-Wallace has been the Assistant Director, Division of Education Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC. Prior to this, she was the director for the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Clearinghouse, Washington, DC, 1981 - 1982; director of NAFEO/NEH humanities program, 1979 - 1980. Mrs. Reid-Wallace was acting chief executive of Bowie State College, 1977 - 1978; dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs, 1976 - 1978.

Mrs. Reid-Wallace graduated from Fisk University (B.A., 1964), Adelphi University (M.A., 1965), and George Washington University (Ph.D., 1980). Mrs. Reid-Wallace was born June 26, 1942, in Williamsburg, VA. She is widowed, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC.