Appointment of Edward J. Rollins, Jr., as Assistant to the President for Political Affairs

November 12, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint Edward J. Rollins, Jr., to be Assistant to the President for Political Affairs. He would succeed Franklyn C. ``Lyn'' Nofziger, who is resigning.

Mr. Rollins was appointed Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs on January 21, 1981. Previously he served as the Republican staff director for the California State Legislature. He also served as the principal staff assistant to the Speaker of the California Assembly, in addition to other legislative staff positions.

Mr. Rollins has been involved in managing many legislative and congressional races in California and other Western States. During the second Nixon and the Ford administrations, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs, and as a special assistant in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Transportation.

He has received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the California State University system in political science and public administration. He has also held teaching and administrative positions at California State University (Chico) and Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.). He also served as dean of the faculty and deputy superintendent at the National Fire Academy in Washington.

Mr. Rollins was born March 19, 1943, in Boston, Mass. He resides in Alexandria, Va.

Appointment of Six Members of the Board of Directors of the Student Loan Marketing Association, and Designation of Chairman

November 12, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to serve as members of the Board of Directors, Student Loan Marketing Association. The President also intends to designate Edward A. McCabe as Chairman.

Judith M. Chambers has been vice president for student life, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif., since 1975. She also serves as affirmative action officer and was dean of students in 1973. She serves on the Northern California advisory committee of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. She was born April 14, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Edward A. McCabe has been a partner with the firm of Hamel, Park, McCabe & Saunders in Washington, D.C. since 1960. He was general counsel, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, in 1953-55. Mr. McCabe was Counsel and Administrative Assistant to the President in 1956 - 60. He is a trustee of Immaculata College (Washington) and Allentown College (Center Valley, Pa.). He was born March 4, 1917, in Ireland.

Donald E. Roch has been with the Metropolitan Insurance Co. in West Warwick, R.I., since 1958. From January 1979 until March 1981, he was Republican State chairman in Rhode Island. He served in the Rhode Island Senate in 1971-75 and 1977-81. He was named one of the Nation's 50 most outstanding legislators in 1973 by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. He was born September 12, 1931, in West Warwick, R.I.

Richard D. Shelby is president of Thompson Well Servicing, Inc., Tulsa, Okla. Previously, he was Deputy Director, Office of Presidential Personnel, the White House. He served in the Presidential transition effort and was State chairman of the Oklahoma Republican State Committee. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and was president of the student body. He was born April 29, 1946, in Santa Marie, Calif.

Irby Clifford Simpkins, Jr., is president of the Nashville Banner, Nashville, Tenn., and is owner of Irby C. Simpkins Investments. He was a member of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in 1979 and is a trustee of Meharry Medical College. He was born March 17, 1944, in Nashville, Tenn.

Earl S. Smittcamp has been chairman of the board of Wawona Frozen Foods since 1964 and Lyons-Magnus (food processing) since 1971. He is chairman, board of trustees, Dry Creek School District. He is an Outstanding Alumnus of Fresno State University. He was chairman of the Fresno State University President's Advisory Board. He was born May 15, 1918, in Fresno, Calif.