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2/14/96

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New trustee named

STANFORD -- The Stanford Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Feb. 13, announced the appointment of William A. Halter as an alumni-nominated trustee.

Halter is filling the unexpired term of assistant U.S. attorney Michael Perez, who vacated his seat on the board because of time conflicts.

Halter, 35, is the senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President of the United States, where he has been since 1993.

He was chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance from 1989 to 1991 and was an associate with McKinsey and Co. in Washington, D.C., from 1986 to 1989.

Halter received a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Stanford in 1983. He was Phi Beta Kappa and was named a Rhodes Scholar, a Truman Scholar and a Marshall Scholar (he turned down the Marshall to accept the Rhodes scholarship). He earned a master's degree in philosophy and economics from Oxford University in 1986.

At Stanford, Halter was coordinator of the academic advising program for first-year students, a resident assistant in Roble Hall and a teaching assistant in economics. He also
co-founded the Stanford Partners Project, which matched at-risk juveniles with adult role models.

Halter worked with the Stanford-in-Washington program as an instructor in economics from 1988 to 1991, and more recently as a fundraiser and recruiter of guest speakers and instructors. Last month, he was invited to join the Humanities and Sciences Council, an advisory group composed of academic and corporate leaders that meets twice a year.

Halter's term on the board begins on March 1 and ends on Feb. 28, 1998. His appointment was recommended by the Joint Committees of the Alumni Association Committee on Alumni Trustee Selection and the Board of Trustees Committee on Nominations.

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