Nominations & Appointments, January 31, 1985

Nomination of Donna M. Alvarado To Be Director of ACTION

January 31, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donna M. Alvarado to be Director of the ACTION agency. She would succeed Thomas W. Pauken.

Since 1983 she has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Equal Opportunity and Safety Policy) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Installations and Logistics. Previously, she was counsel to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy, in 1981 - 1983; assistant director, Office of Policy Coordination, Office of the President-elect (1980 - 1981); and research associate for the United States Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy in 1980 - 1981.

She is a member of the President's Task Force on Legal Equity for Women and serves as executive vice president of the Mexican-American Women's Association. She is also a member of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly.

She graduated from Ohio State University (B.A., 1969; M.A., 1970) and the University of Oklahoma (Ph.D., 1980). She was born November 8, 1948, in Washington, DC, and now resides in Alexandria, VA.

Appointment of Joseph W. Canzeri as a Member of the American Battle Monuments Commission

January 31, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Joseph W. Canzeri to be a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission. He will succeed Lawrence A. Wright.

Mr. Canzeri is president of the Canzeri Co. in Washington, DC. He served at the White House as Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff in 1981 - 1982. Previously, he was tour director of the 1980 Reagan Presidential campaign; personal assistant to Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1976 - 1979; assistant to Vice President Rockefeller for special events in 1974 - 1976; and assistant to the Governor of New York in 1966 - 1972.

He received a degree in hotel administration from Paul Smith's College in 1953. He served in the United States Army in 1949 - 1951. He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born May 16, 1930, in Schuylerville, NY.

Nomination of Two Members of the Mississippi River Commission

January 31, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Mississippi River Commission. Brig. Gen. Thomas Allen Sands will be President of the Commission.

Thomas Allen Sands, Brigadier General, United States Army, would succeed Maj. Gen. William Edgar Read. He is Commanding General of the U.S. Army Engineering Division, Lower Mississippi Valley, in Vicksburg, MS. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S.) and Texas A&M University (M.S.). He is married, has two children, and resides in Vicksburg, MS. He was born June 7, 1935, in Columbia, TN.

Robert Joseph Dacey, Brigadier General, United States Army, would succeed Maj. Gen. Richard Samuel Kem. He is Commanding General of the United States Army Engineer Division, Southwestern, Dallas, TX. He graduated from Norwich University (B.S.), the University of Missouri (B.S.), and George Washington University (M.A.). He is married, has two children, and resides in Dallas, TX. He was born May 15, 1935, in Watertown, NY.

Nomination of Two Members of the National Council on the Handicapped

January 31, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on the Handicapped:

Justin W. Dart, Jr., for a term expiring September 17, 1987. This is a reappointment. Mr. Dart is active as a volunteer with the National League of Disabled. In 1966 - 1981 he was involved in an independent living program involving teaching, guidance, and career planning for more than 45 disadvantaged and disabled persons. He graduated from the University of Houston (B.S., 1953; M.A., 1954). He is married, has five children, and resides in Fort Davis, TX. He was born August 29, 1930, in Chicago, IL.

Jeremiah Milbank, for a term expiring September 17, 1986. He would succeed Carmine R. Lavieri. Mr. Milbank is president of ICD International Center for the Disabled in New York City. He graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1942) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1948). He has four children and resides in Greenwich, CT. He was born March 24, 1920, in New York, NY.