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  • Christine Chumbler
    We are pleased to provide you with the following text from a White House Press Release dated November 8, 1999 which announces President Clinton s nomination of
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 9, 1999
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      We are pleased to provide you with the following text from a White House
      Press Release dated November 8, 1999 which announces President Clinton's
      nomination of Mark L. Schneider as Director of the Peace Corps. Please share
      this message with your staff.

      Our sincerest congratulations are extended to Mark!!
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      "THE WHITE HOUSE
      OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      NOVEMBER 8, 1999


      PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARK L. SCHNEIDER AS DIRECTOR OF THE PEACE CORPS

      The President today announced his intent to nominate Mark L. Schneider as
      Director of the Peace Corps.

      Mr. Schneider, a former Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, is currently
      the Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
      at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has served in that
      position since November 1993, directing U.S. foreign assistance programs in
      this hemisphere, supporting democracy, social and economic development and
      environmental protection. Previously, he served as Chief of the Office of
      Analysis and Strategic Planning and Senior Policy Advisor to the Director at
      the Pan American Health Organization. In addition, Mr. Schneider served as
      Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Rights at the Department of State
      from 1977 to 1979. He was the recipient of the Bernardo O'Higgins Medal for
      human rights work from the Government of Chile, of a Woodrow Wilson Visiting
      Fellowship at Reed College, and of the Congressional Fellowship of the
      American Political Science Association.

      Mr. Schneider received his BA from the University of California-Berkeley and
      his MA from San Jose University.

      The Peace Corps is an independent agency with approximately 7,000 volunteers
      serving in 77 developing countries for two-year periods. The Peace Corps has
      demonstrated that people-to-people programs at the grass-roots level can
      contribute significantly to international development and understanding on a
      limited ($240 million FY99) budget. The Peace Corps has about 1,100
      employees worldwide, of whom approximately 500 are in the Washington, D.C.
      headquarters."
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