Davidson selected for Obama post

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate a Duke professor to a key administration post, the White House announced yesterday.

The president selected Cathy Davidson, Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English, to serve on the National Council on the Humanities. The board consists of 26 distinguished private citizens who advise the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency and one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the nation, according to the organization’s website.

Obama also nominated Albert Beveridge, senior counsel of the law firm Beveridge & Diamond, and Constance Carroll, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District. Members of the NCH serve six-year terms and must be approved by the Senate.

“I am proud and honored to be considered for this position and look forward to the working with the Senate through the confirmation process,” Davidson said in a statement Tuesday.

In a statement, Obama said he is glad to see such individuals join his Administration.

“I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” Obama said.


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