The President today announced that he will nominate Carolyn R. Payton, of Washington, D.C., to be Associate Director of ACTION. She would replace John R. Dellenback, resigned, and her area of responsibility would be international operations.
Payton was born May 13, 1925, in Norfolk, Va. She received a B.S. from Bennett College in 1945, an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1948, and an Ed. D. from Columbia University in 1962.
From 1948 to 1953, Payton was an instructor in psychology and education at Livingstone College, and from 1953 to 1956 she was dean of women at Elizabeth City State Teachers College in North Carolina. From 1956 to 1959, she was associate professor of psychology and clinical counselor at Virginia State College.
Payton was an assistant professor of psychology at Howard University from 1959 to 1964. She worked for the Peace Corps from 1964 to 1970, serving as chief field selection officer for Latin America, deputy country director for the Eastern Caribbean, country director for the Eastern Caribbean, and special assistant to the Latin American regional director.
Since 1970 Payton has been director of the University Counseling Service at Howard University. She is chairperson of the American Psychological Association Committee on Scientific and Professional Ethics and Conduct, and a member of the APA's Task Force on Sex Bias and Sex Role Stereotyping in Psychotherapeutic Practice. She is a member of the National Association of Black Psychologists.