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Public Papers - 1991

Nomination of Carolynn Reid-Wallace To Be an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Education

1991-09-09

The President today announced his intention to nominate Carolynn Reid-Wallace, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education at the United States Department of Education. She would succeed Leonard L. Haynes III.

From 1987 to 1991, Dr. Reid-Wallace served as vice chancellor for academic affairs at the City University of New York. Prior to this, she served as Assistant Director of the Division of Education Programs and Director of Precollegiate Education for the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1982 - 1987; director of the NAFEO Clearinghouse, 1981 - 1982; director of the NAFEO/NEK Humanities Program, 1979 - 1980. In addition, Dr. Reid-Wallace served at Bowie State College as: acting chief executive, 1977 - 1978; dean of the College and vice president for academic affairs, 1976 - 1978; dean of undergraduate studies, 1975 - 1976; and dean of instruction, 1974 - 1975.

Dr. Reid-Wallace graduated from Fisk University (B.A., 1964), Adelphi University (M.A., 1965), and George Washington University (Ph.D., 1981). She was born June 26, 1942, in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Reid-Wallace has one child and resides in Washington, DC.

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