Appointment of Two Members of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, and Designation of the Chairman

July 11, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development for terms of 3 years:

William E. Lavery, of Virginia. He would succeed E.T. York, and upon appointment Mr. Lavery will be designated Chairman. Mr. Lavery is president, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA, a position he has held since 1975. Previously he was executive vice president, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1973 - 1975. Mr. Lavery graduated from George Washington University (M.A., 1959) and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D., 1962). He is married, has four children, and resides in Blacksburg, VA. Mr. Lavery was born November 20, 1930, in Geneseo, NY.

Hugh O. La Bounty, of California. He would succeed Warren J. Baker. Mr. La Bounty is president, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, a position he has held since 1978. Previously he was executive vice president, California State Polytechnic University, 1976 - 1977. Mr. La Bounty graduated from the University of Redlands (B.A., 1950; M.A., 1952) and the University of California at Los Angeles (Ed.D., 1961). He has five children and resides in Glendora, CA. He was born September 22, 1927, in Chicago, IL.