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Home arrowNews arrowPresident Appoints Clement A. Price Vice Chairman of Advisory Council for Historic Preservation

President Appoints Clement A. Price Vice Chairman of Advisory Council for Historic Preservation

President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Dr. Clement A. Price, an eminent Rutgers University professor and historian, as Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP).

“President Obama has already called upon Dr. Price to lead the National Endowment for the Humanities transition team, and we are delighted to have him to help guide the ACHP into the future,” said Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, ACHP chairman and California State Historic Preservation Officer. “The ACHP’s mission of promoting the preservation and appreciation of the nation’s diverse cultural heritage will be greatly aided by Dr. Price’s expertise.”

Price is the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History and the founder and Director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University, Newark Campus. He has played leadership roles with many organizations in New Jersey, including the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Fund for New Jersey, the Newark public schools, the Newark Black Film Festival, and the Governor’s Commission on Ellis Island. Price currently serves as the Chair of the Save Ellis Island Foundation and the Newark Education Trust. He received his B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Bridgeport and his Ph.D. in History from Rutgers.

Price was named CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Professor of the Year for New Jersey in 1999. In 2008 Price received the second annual Charles Cummings award from the Trustees of the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee. The award was presented to Price for outstanding contributions to the knowledge and appreciation of Newark history. Price will receive the oath of office and join the ACHP at its summer business meeting in Seattle on August 11, 2011.

About the ACHP: An independent federal agency, the ACHP promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation’s historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. It also provides a forum for influencing federal activities, programs, and policies that affect historic properties. For more information, please visit

Updated August 1, 2011

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