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The National Alliance of Business has named Milton Goldberg as its new executive vice president.

Mr. Goldberg has been the senior vice president for education at the Washington-based organization since 1995. Before joining the alliance, he was the executive director of the National Education Commission on Time and Learning. That commission's 1994 report explored ways in which time could be used more efficiently to improve student learning in and out of school.

Mr. Goldberg is also a former director of the U.S. Department of Education's office of research, where he helped draft the national education goals. In 1983, Mr. Goldberg was the executive director of the National Commission on Excellence in Education, which issued the influential report A Nation at Risk. The National Alliance of Business is dedicated to building a high-quality workforce by improving education and forging a smooth transition from school to work.

President Clinton has appointed Harry P. Pachon to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

Mr. Pachon is the president of the Tom s Rivera Policy Institute, a national, independent policy-research organization based in Claremont, Calif. The institute was founded to promote sound public policies and programs that reflect issues important to Latinos. Mr. Pachon is also a professor of political studies at Pitzer College and the Claremont Graduate School, which are both in Claremont.

As a member of the commission, Mr. Pachon will advise the Clinton administration on the educational progress of Hispanic Americans.

Joyce E. Smith has been named the executive director of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The Alexandria, Va.-based organization represents more than 6,300 counseling professionals from secondary schools, colleges, and universities.

As executive director, Ms. Smith will oversee the group's $5 million annual budget, support an elected volunteer leadership, and work with allied associations to set up cooperative programs and services for admissions counselors and their students.

ADRIENNE D. COLES [email protected]

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