Nomination of Emanuel S. Savas To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

February 23, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Emanuel S. Savas to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Policy Development and Research).

Since 1973 Dr. Savas has been professor of public systems management and director of the Center for Government Studies, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. In 1970 - 72 he was first deputy city administrator, city of New York. In 1967 - 69 Dr. Savas was deputy city administrator, office of the mayor, city of New York. Previously he worked with the IBM Corp., first as control system consultant in 1959 - 65; assistant to the director of personnel in 1965 - 66; and manager of urban systems in 1966 - 67.

He has served on the editorial board of Urban Affairs Quarterly since 1978. He is a member of the American Public Works Association, American Society for Public Administration, Council of University Institutes of Urban Affairs, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. He is the author of many books and articles.

Dr. Savas was graduated from the University of Chicago (B.A., 1951; B.S., 1953); Columbia University (M.A., 1956; Ph. D., 1960). He served in the U.S. Army in 1953 - 55.

Dr. Savas is married and has two children. He resides with his family in New York City.