In a typical year's education series, White House Fellows meet with cabinet secretaries, Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, military leaders, and foreign heads of state. Fellows may also meet with governors, mayors, sociologists, urban planners, scientists, representatives of interest groups, foreign service officers, foreign policy-makers, fiscal experts, business and labor leaders, and commentators from the press and academic circles. White House Fellows are also offered the opportunity to travel to major American cities, foreign countries, and military bases to explore government and policy in action. These activities help Fellows develop an increased understanding of the challenges facing American society and a greater sensitivity to the role of the federal government in dealing with these challenges.
Many former White House Fellows have made significant marks in various
fields. Former Fellows of note include Doris Kearns Goodwin (1967 - 1968
Fellow), who became a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian, and
television commentator; Henry Cisneros (1971 - 1972 Fellow), who became
mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and secretary of Housing and Urban Development
during the Clinton administration; Colin Powell (1972 - 1973 Fellow), who
became a general in the U.S. Army, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
and Secretary of State during the administration of George W. Bush; Wesley
Clark (1975 - 1976 Fellow), who became a general in the U.S. Army and
Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; William Roper (1982 - 1983 Fellow), who
became dean of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and
director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Elaine L.
Chao (1983 - 1984 Fellow), who became president and chief executive officer
of the United Way of America and director of the Peace Corps; and Paul
Gigot (1986 - 1987 Fellow), who became a columnist and editor for The
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