Nominations & Appointments, February 25, 1986

Nomination of C. Ronald Kimberling To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education

February 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate C. Ronald Kimberling to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. He would succeed Edward M. Elmendorf.

Since 1982 Mr. Kimberling has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs at the Department of Education. Previously, he was Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of Education in 1981 - 1982; director of enrollment services at the University of Southern California in 1978 - 1981; and assistant professor in the department of journalism at California State University at Northridge in 1975 - 1979.

He graduated from California State University at Northridge (B.A., 1972; M.A., 1977) and the University of Southern California (Ph.D., 1981). He is married and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born September 24, 1950, in Cleveland, OH.

Nomination of James Eugene Burnett, Jr., To Be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board

February 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James Eugene Burnett, Jr., to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board for the term expiring December 31, 1990. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Burnett has been a member of the National Transportation Safety Board since December 1981 and currently serves as Chairman. Previously he was a practicing attorney and served as special associate justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. He was a juvenile judge in Van Buren County and a city judge in Damascus, AR.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas (B.A., 1970) and the University of Arkansas Law School (J.D., 1973). He was born September 20, 1947, in Little Rock, AR, and now resides in Arlington, VA.

Designation of Marcia Israel as Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership

February 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Marcia Israel to be designated Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership.

Mrs. Israel has been a member of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership since 1984. She is president and chief executive officer of Judy's, Inc., a group of specialty fashion stores located in five States. She is also creator and president of Golden Goose Electronics Corp., an electronic system used by retailers.

She is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA. She was born November 10, 1920, in Cochecton, NY.

Appointment of B.B. Andersen as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership

February 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint B.B. Andersen to be a member of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership. He will succeed Stanley S. Scott.

Mr. Andersen is president of B.B. Andersen & Companies, Inc., a construction and development company which he founded in 1970 in Topeka, KS. He also serves on the board of directors of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce and as a director of the Associated General Contractors of Kansas.

He attended Kansas State University. He is married, has four children, and resides in Mission Hills, KS. He was born January 18, 1936, in Geddes, SD.

Nomination of John O. Laird To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs

February 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate John O. Laird to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs for a term expiring May 8, 1988. He would succeed Eunice S. Thomas.

Since 1984 Mr. Laird has been serving as director of financial aid at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. Previously he was assistant director of financial aid and director of student employment at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls (1978 - 1984).

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (B.A., 1972). He is married and resides in Menomonie, WI. He was born January 10, 1948, in Marshfield, WI.

Nomination of Phyllis P. Berney To Be a Member of the National Council on the Arts

February 25, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Phyllis P. Berney to be a member of the National Council on the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring September 3, 1990. She would succeed Norman B. Champ, Jr.

Mrs. Berney serves as a member of the Wisconsin Arts Board and is chairperson of the board's education and visual arts committees. She is also the outreach coordinator for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foster Art Gallery. In 1979 - 1981 she was a member of the board of directors of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony.

She attended Ohio State University and the University of Minnesota. She is married, has four children, and resides in Eau Claire, WI. She was born June 29, 1935, in Richmond, VA.