January 19, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Carol Pendas Whitten to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1990. She would succeed Penny Pullen.

From 1985 to 1987, Mrs. Whitten was the Director of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs at the Department of Education in Washington, DC. Prior to this she was a congressional liaison officer for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Labor, 1984 - 1985. She served in various capacities at the Department of Education: special assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary for Management of the Office of Management, 1983 - 1984; executive assistant to the Acting Director of the National Institute of Education, 1982 - 1983; and education program specialist for the Women's Educational Equity Act program, 1980 - 1981.

Mrs. Whitten graduated from Barry College (B.S., 1967; M.S., 1971). She was born December 4, 1945, in New York, NY. She is married, has one child, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD