Nomination of Carol Pendas Whitten To Be a Member of
the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement
January 19, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Carol Pendas
Whitten to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research
and Improvement for a term expiring September
She would succeed Penny Pullen.
1985 to 1987, Mrs. Whitten was the Director of Bilingual Education and Minority
Languages Affairs at the Department of Education in Washington, DC. Prior to this she was
a congressional liaison officer for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the
Department of Labor, 1984 - 1985. She served in various capacities at the
Department of Education: special assistant to the Deputy Under
Secretary for Management of the Office of Management, 1983 - 1984; executive
assistant to the Acting Director of the National Institute of Education, 1982 -
1983; and education program specialist for the Women's Educational Equity Act
program, 1980 - 1981.
Whitten graduated from Barry College (B.S., 1967; M.S.,
1971). She was born December 4, 1945, in New York, NY. She is married, has
one child, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.