Appointment of Kevin R. Hopkins as Director of the White House Office of Policy Information
The President today announced the appointment of Kevin R. Hopkins, Special Assistant to the President, as Director of the White House Office of Policy Information. He assumes this position immediately, replacing Edwin J. Gray. Mr. Hopkins will report directly to Edwin L. Harper, Assistant to the President for Policy Development.
Since March 1982, he has served as Deputy Director of the Office of Policy Information and Special Assistant to the President. Previously, Mr. Hopkins had, since the beginning of the administration, served as Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development. He worked as senior policy analyst in both the Reagan primary and general election Presidential transition team. Prior to that, he was a research analyst for Citizens for the Republic in Los Angeles and an instructor in economics at the University of Missouri.
He is a native of Kansas City, Mo. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in economics and mathematics from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Kevin R. Hopkins as Director of the White House Office of Policy Information Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/246092