April 27, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Madeleine C. Will to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. She would succeed Jean Tufts.

Mrs. Will currently serves as chairman of the government affairs committee for the Maryland Association for Retarded Citizens; member, government affairs committee, National Association of Retarded Citizens; member, expansions committee, Maryland Department of Disabilities Administration; assistant coordinator for the Seminar on Community-Living Alternatives for Severely Handicapped Children and Adults, Maryland Department of Health and Human Services; and, consultant to the Rock Creek Foundation. She was chairman of the government affairs committee of the Montgomery County Association for Retarded Citizens in 1979 and a panelist for the White House Conference on Aging in 1977.

She graduated from Hartford College for Women (A.A., 1965), Smith College (B.A., 1967), and the University of Toronto (M.A., 1969). She is married, has three children, and resides in Chevy Chase, Md. She was born August 9, 1945, in Hartford, Conn.