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Estelle Matthis

Adam Chavarria has been appointed by President Bush to be the executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

Mr. Chavarria has been serving as the initiative's associate director since June 2001.

The initiative, charged with disseminating information and making policy recommendations to the White House, launched Partners in Hispanic Education last July. That effort forges public-private partnerships with local businesses to provide Hispanic families with the information and resources they need to become advocates for their children's education.

Estelle Matthis

Vance T. Peterson, who has been serving as the president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education since 2001, has resigned.

Mr. Peterson, 59, will serve as an informal consultant to the association until a new president is named.

Meanwhile, John Lippincott, 54, who has served as the vice president for communications at CASE since 1999, has been named interim president.

The Washington-based CASE provides professional-development opportunities, publications, research, and awards programs to its 3,200 member institutions and its 24,000 individual members. It serves independent K-12 schools as well as some colleges and universities.

Estelle Matthis

Steven G. Pines has been named the executive director of the Education Industry Association.

Mr. Pines, 51, previously served as a vice president for Sylvan Learning Systems Inc., a Baltimore-based company that offers online and campus-based education programs for adult students.

The Washington-based association has 900 members, which are primarily educational services companies in the United States.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 23, Issue 19, Page 5

Published in Print: January 21, 2004, as People in the News

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