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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN Cota-Robles, Eugene H., Chair. Professor Emeritus, University of California at Santa Cruz. Dr. Cota-Robles has served in a variety of academic positions, including Assistant Vice President for Academic Advancement, University of California; Provost of Crown College; and Academic Vice Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Carnegie Corporation of New York; a member of the Board of Directors of the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program; and a founding member of the National Chicago Council on Higher Education. He has also held membership on the California Achievement Council, the Visiting Committee for Medical Scientists at Harvard University, and The College Board Advisory Committee on Hispanic Affairs. Dr. Cota-Robles has served on the National Research Council's advisory committee to the National Board on Graduate Education's "Minority Group Participation in Graduate Education" study and as co-chair of the NRC planning group to "Assess OSEP Initiatives for Increasing the Participation of Underrepresented Minorities." Dr. Cota-Robles received a B.S. degree in Bacteriology from the University of Arizona and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis. Baum, Sandy, Chair, Department of Economics and Professor of Economics, Skidmore College. Dr. Baum has served as Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty for Affirmative Action and Diversity at Skidmore College. Her pertinent research includes the financing of education, student aid, and equity issues. She is currently on the advisory boards for the Department of Education's Direct Loan Steering Committee, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Consortium on Financing Higher Education. Dr. Baum received her B.A. degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University. Brown, Sarita, Senior Fellow, Office of Minorities in Higher Education and Principal Partner, Education Trust, American Association for Higher Education. Ms. Brown has served as Assistant Graduate Dean and Director of the Graduate Opportunity Program at the University of Texas, Austin. Her professional activities include serving as a senior consultant for a Pew and Ford Foundation grant to the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) to create a national minority doctoral fellowship program; Vice Chair, Space Grant Review Panel, NASA; Chair, National Name Exchange; and Member, GRE Minority Graduate Education Committee. Ms. Brown received B.A. degrees in Communication and General and Comparative Studies and an M.A. in Organizational Communication, She is a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy and Planning at the University of Texas, Austin.

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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN Gutierrez, Carlos, Vice Chair. Professor of Chemistry, past Chair of the Department of Chemistry, and Director of the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) and Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) programs at California State University at Los Angeles. Dr. Guiterrez serves as Chair of the American Chemical Society Minority Affairs Committee. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. Hrabowski, Freeman A., President, University of Maryland Baltimore County. He has served as Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean at Alabama A&M University and as Professor of Mathematics, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Coppin State College. Dr. Hrabowski initiated the Meyerhoff Scholars Program which targets talented African American college students. He received a B.A. degree from Hampton Institute and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Jones, Vinetta C., National Director of the College Entrance Examination Board's EQUITY 2000 program. Dr. Jones has served as Dean of the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University, as Director of the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network at the University of North Carolina, and as Director of the California Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Pre-College programs. She also directed the Teacher Corps Projects at the University of California, Berkeley and developed educational programs for the Multicultural Institute in San Francisco and Seattle. Dr. Jones earned a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Smith, Franklin, Superintendent of Schools, the District of Columbia. Dr. Smith has also served as Superintendent of Schools in Dayton, Ohio, as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Petersburg, Virginia, and as Adjunct Instructor of Secondary Education at Virginia State University. The American Association of School Administrators selected him as Ohio 's "Superintendent of the Year" for his work in Dayton in raising graduate requirements and increasing graduate and college attendance rates. Dr. Smith received his B.S. and M.Ed. Degrees from Virginia State University and his Ed.D. degree from Nova University. Stever, H. Guyford, member, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering; Commissioner, Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government. Dr. Stever has served as Director of the National Science Foundation and as the Science and Technology Advisory to President Nixon and to President Ford. Other positions he has held include Chief

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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN Scientist, U.S. Air Force; Head, Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, and Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and President, Carnegie-Mellon University. In 1991 Dr. Stever received the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor. He received an A.B. degree from Colgate University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology. Webb, Melvin R., Director, Atlanta Comprehensive Regional Center for Minorities, Clark Atlanta University. Also at Clark Atlanta, Dr. Webb served as Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Biology and Science Education. He received a B.S. degree from Albany State College, an M.S. degree from Atlanta University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Whitman, Robert K., Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering, the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Whitman is completing his doctoral degree in engineering following his professional work as an engineer with the IBM Corporation. Mr. Whitman has been active in American Indian Education Programs and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). The Department of Higher Education, Navajo Nation, recognized Mr. Whitman with a NASA Aerospace Fellowship and Outstanding Achievement Award. He received a B.S.E.E. from the University of New Mexico and an M.S.E.E. from Colorado State University.