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Public Papers - 1989

Appointment of Bonnie Guiton as Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services


The President today announced his intention to appoint Bonnie Guiton to be Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services. In that capacity she will be the principal adviser to the President on consumer issues. She would succeed Virginia H. Knauer.

Dr. Guiton was appointed by President Reagan on June 18, 1987, as Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education at the Department of Education. Prior to the appointment, she served as vice chairman of the U.S. Postal Rate Commission, 1984 - 1987. She also served as vice president and general manager of Kaiser Center, Inc., and Kaiser Center Properties. She has served as the executive director of the Marcus A. Foster Educational Institute and was formerly an assistant dean of students, interim head of the ethnic studies department, and a lecturer at Mills College.

Dr. Guiton received a bachelor's degree from Mills College, a master's degree from California State University at Hayward, and a doctorate in education from the University of California at Berkeley. She was born in Springfield, IL, on October 30, 1941, and she resides in Falls Church, VA.

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