Rutgers History Professor Appointed to Prominent Transition Post by President-Elect Barack Obama
Clement Price has been appointed by the Office of President-Elect Obama to chair the transtion team for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In addition to Price’s outstanding public service record inside and out of Rutgers University, is also the unofficial Newark historian, frequently providing insight for local and national meda.
I can’t express how exciting it is for another Newarker to have this kind of influence in the new Presidential administration.
Clement Alexander Price, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History at Rutgers University in Newark, has been appointed to a key role on President-Elect Barack Obama’s transition team. Price, who has earned national distinction for his many leadership roles in higher education, the arts and humanities, will chair the Obama transition team for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). “The NEH is a public trust that is committed to a broad and deep investment in public knowledge,” Price commented. “I expect President Obama, despite the financial crisis now facing the nation, will want to continue its mission and its service to the principles of the American Republic.”