Nominations, April 3, 1981

Nomination of Donald J. Senese To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education

April 3, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald J. Senese to be Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, Department of Education.

Since 1976 Dr. Senese has been senior research associate, Republican Study Committee, U.S. House of Representatives. In 1973 - 76 he was chief legislative assistant to Representative William Archer (R-Tex.). Dr. Senese served as legislative assistant and newsletter editor to Senator William Scott (R-Va.) in 1973. In 1969 - 72 he was associate professor of history at Radford University, Radford, Va.

Dr. Senese was a member of the General Administration Board of the Department of Agriculture Graduate School in 1975 - 80. He was elected to the national board of directors and also to the executive committee of the University Professors for Academic Order in 1978.

Dr. Senese was graduated from Loyola University of Chicago (B.S., 1964) and the University of South Carolina (M.A., 1966; Ph. D., 1970). He was named an Outstanding Young Man in America in 1976 and 1978.

Dr. Senese resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on April 6, 1942.

Nomination of Gary L. Jones To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of Education

April 3, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gary L. Jones to be Deputy Under Secretary for Planning and Budget, Department of Education.

Since 1980 Dr. Jones has been director of the general grants program for the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. He served the Reagan for President campaign as director of research and policy coordination during the initial phase of the campaign. Before joining the campaign, Dr. Jones was vice president for administration at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He also served as associate editor of two of AEI's periodical publications, Regulation, and Public Opinion, and was active in AEI's academic outreach program.

Previously Dr. Jones served as assistant to U.S. Senator Robert Griffin (R.-Mich.). From 1966 to 1970, he served in the admissions office at Albion College, the last 2 years as assistant director.

Dr. Jones is active in the field of education, currently serving as a member of the Fairfax County School Board in Fairfax, Va., and on the Visiting Committee for Student Affairs at Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the American Association for Higher Education, the American Association of School Administrators, and the National School Boards Association.

Dr. Jones was graduated from Albion College (A.B., 1966) and Michigan State University (M.A., Ph. D.).

Dr. Jones resides in Fairfax, Va. He was born in Jackson, Miss., on May 6, 1944.

Nomination of Winifred Ann Pizzano To Be Deputy Director of ACTION

April 3, 1981

The President today announced the nomination of Winifred Ann Pizzano to be Deputy Director of the ACTION agency.

Since 1975 Ms. Pizzano has served as a principal in Arthur Young and Co., directing the company's Federal health care practice. In 1972 - 75 she was executive administrator, Division of Emergency Medical Services, Illinois Department of Public Health. Ms. Pizzano was assistant to the Governor, State of Illinois, in 1971 - 72, with responsibility as chief of liaison with the Department of Public Health and other health-related agencies. In 1966 - 70 she was legislative assistant to Representative Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.).

Ms. Pizzano is a member of the governing board and chairman of the program section on Emergency Health Services, American Public Health Association. She is a past member of the board of directors, Northern Virginia Health Systems Agency. Ms. Pizzano has authored articles on health care and medical systems.

Ms. Pizzano is a resident of Arlington, Va. She was born in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 24, 1942.

Nomination of John A. Gavin To Be United States Ambassador to Mexico

April 3, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John A. Gavin, of California, to be Ambassador to Mexico, vice Julian Nava resigned.

Mr. Gavin served in the United States Navy in 1952 - 55. In 1956 he began his acting career and has appeared in many films and television series. He is a past president of the Screen Actors Guild.

In 1961 - 63 he was a member of a special task force in the Department of State and special adviser to the Organization of American States in 1961 - 65.

Since 1968 he has been president of Gamma Services Corp. of Los Angeles, Calif. He is a trustee of Villanova Preparatory School.

Mr. Gavin was graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1952). He is married to the former Constance Towers and has four children. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 8, 1931.