Appointment of Janet Colson as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
The President today announced the appointment of Janet Colson to be Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Ms. Colson has been Executive Assistant to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
A native Californian, Ms. Colson earlier served as the Associate Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships (1975-77). Prior to joining the National Security Council staff, she served as a senior national security policy analyst on the Reagan-Bush transition team and held positions with the University of California (San Francisco) and Hastings College of the Law. In 1965-70 she served as a research associate in Asian studies at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University, where she worked on the Yearbook on International Communist Affairs, as well as other selected research projects.
Ms. Colson received a B.A. degree and M.A. degree from Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She currently is completing requirements for an MBA degree at the University of Santa Clara (California).
Ms. Colson was born in San Jose, Calif., on December 7, 1943.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Janet Colson as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247218