THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 12, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EVAN S. DOBELLE AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD FOR
INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Evan S.
Dobelle as a member
of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD).
Mr. Evan S. Dobelle, of Hartford, Connecticut, was named Trinity
College?s 18th president in December 1994. Mr. Dobelle is a leading
advocate for the liberal arts, a staunch supporter of research and
technology, and a passionate advocate of public-private partnerships to
spur economic development. Under Mr. Dobelle?s leadership, important new
academic initiatives are under way, ranging from global learning sites in
Cape Town, Katmandu and Rome, to a MegaCities program ? linking Trinity
College to 19 cities throughout the world. His actions have provided new
opportunities for academic pursuits, community service, and corporate
internships around the world. Mr. Dobelle was U.S. Chief of Protocol and
Assistant Secretary of State with the rank of Ambassador during the Carter
Administration. He also was Commissioner of Environmental Management for
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was twice elected mayor of
Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He previously was the President of Middlesex
Community College in Lowell, Massachusetts, and the Chancellor of the City
College of San Francisco, before going to Trinity.
Mr. Dobelle received a B.A., M.A, and Ed.D. in Education from the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. in Public Administration
at Harvard University.
BIFAD provides advice to the United States Agency for International
Development Administrator on international food issues.