Nomination of Van B. Poole To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement

February 4, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Van B. Poole to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1989. He would succeed Carl W. Salser.

Mr. Poole is vice president of National Enrollment & Marketing Corp. in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Previously, he was a partner with Krieg, Kostas and Poole Insurance Co.; director, First State Bank of Fort Lauderdale; and Humble Oil and Refining Co., 1958 - 1968. He was elected to the Florida Senate, 1978 - 1982, where he served as minority leader, 1980 - 1982.

Mr. Poole graduated from Memphis State University (B.S., 1958). He is married, has four children, and resides in Sea Ranch Lakes, FL. Mr. Poole was born July 5, 1935, in Jackson, TN.