President Obama Appoints John Casteen and Timothy Broas to Woodrow Wilson Center Board of Trustees

Jan 13, 2011, 17:10 ET from Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama recently announced the appointments of John Casteen and Timothy Broas to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Ambassador Joseph B. Gildenhorn, chairman of the Wilson Center Board of Trustees, welcomed the appointments of the two new board members. "We are delighted to welcome such esteemed members to our board," said Gildenhorn. "Each brings a high level of expertise in areas that will benefit the Center as a whole and with respect to several of our programs. Dr. Casteen's expertise in higher education both in the U.S. and internationally, will be a great resource for educational initiatives in several of our programs. Mr. Broas's legal expertise and extensive knowledge of litigation matters and congressional investigations will also benefit our programming. I look forward to working with both of them, as members of our board continue to provide guidance and support to the Wilson Center."

John Casteen is president emeritus of the University of Virginia. As president of the University of Virginia from 1990 – 2010, he presided over significant growth of the university and initiated the AccessUVA program to help increase enrollment of economically disadvantaged students. He also serves as University Professor and professor of English at the University of Virginia.

Previously, Casteen served for five years as President of the University of Connecticut and was a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Virginia. From 1982 – 85 he served as Virginia's Secretary of Education and has chaired the College Entrance Examination Board, the Association of American Universities, and the International Universities' Consortium. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English, all from the University of Virginia.

Timothy Broas is a partner in the litigation department of the Washington, D.C. office of Winston & Strawn LLP, concentrating in white-collar criminal defense, securities litigation, corporate internal investigations, and congressional investigations. He was named as one of the best lawyers in the U.S. in both the 2010 and 2011 editions of Best Lawyers in America and was honored as a super lawyer for white-collar criminal defense in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers of 2007 and 2011.

Broas was recently elected a fellow to the Litigation Counsel of America, is a member of the Board of Visitors of Mount Vernon, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Council for Court Excellence in Washington, D.C. He received his A.B. in Economics and History from Boston College and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the national, living memorial honoring President Woodrow Wilson. In providing an essential link between the worlds of ideas and public policy, the Center addresses current and emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world. The Center promotes policy-relevant research and dialogue to increase understanding and enhance the capabilities and knowledge of leaders, citizens, and institutions worldwide.  Created by an Act of Congress in 1968, the Center is a nonpartisan institution headquartered in Washington, D.C., and supported by both public and private funds

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