The President today announced three persons whom he will nominate as members of the Commission on Civil Rights. They are:
MARY FRANCES BERRY, associate professor of history at Howard University and former Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for Education. Berry, 42, was chancellor of the University of Colorado before she was appointed Assistant Secretary of HEW in 1977. She resigned from HEW earlier this year.
BLANDINA CARDENAS RAMIREZ, director of development at the Inter-Cultural Development Research Association in San Antonio. Ramirez, 35, was Director of the Children's Bureau at HEW from 1977 to 1979 and was previously director of the Center for the Management of Innovation in Multicultural Education in San Antonio.
JILL S. RUCKELSHAUS, who was Special Assistant to the President for Women's Affairs from 1972 to 1974. Ruckelshaus, 43, is active as a speaker on women's rights and was a delegate to the 1975 and 1977 National Conferences for Women. She serves on the advisory board of the National Women's Political Caucus.