Appointment of Jean J. Smoot as a Member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships

January 25, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Jean J. Smoot to be a member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships for a term expiring September 22, 1985. She would succeed Samuel R. Spencer, Jr.

Since 1974 she has been associate professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. She was an assistant professor of English at North Carolina State in 1968 - 1974.

She graduated from Eckerd College (B.A., 1964) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph. D., 1968). She is married, has four children, and resides in Wake Forest, N.C. She was born June 10, 1943.