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07/21/94

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Burciaga named to presidential commission on education

STANFORD -- President Clinton has named Cecilia Burciaga, associate dean of student resources, to a new President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Burciaga, who will be leaving Stanford in August because her position was eliminated in budget cuts, is one of 19 members of the commission, which is to be chaired by Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza.

According to the White House, the commission was established within the Department of Education to advise the president and secretary of education on the progress of Hispanic Americans toward achievement of the department's national education goals and other educational standards. It will help develop, monitor and coordinate federal efforts to promote high-quality education and suggest ways to increase state, private sector and community involvement in the education of Hispanic Americans.

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