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Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Nomination of Ernest L. Boyer To Be Commissioner of Education.

March 15, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Ernest L. Boyer to be Commissioner of Education. Boyer is presently chancellor of the State University of New York, in Albany, N.Y.

He was born in Dayton, Ohio, on September 13, 1928, and received an A.B. degree in 1950 from Greenville College. He received an M.A. in 1955 and a Ph.D. in 1959 from the University of Southern California. Boyer pursued postdoctoral studies in medical audiology at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Boyer was academic dean and a professor of speech pathology and audiology at Upland College from 1956 to 1960. From 1960 to 1962, he served as director of the Commission to Improve the Education of Teachers for the Western College Association.

From 1962 to 1965, Boyer was director of the Center for Coordinated Education of the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has been at the State University of New York since 1965, serving as executive dean, vice chancellor of the university, and since 1970, chancellor of the university.

Boyer has served on the President's Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, the Commission on Critical Choices for Americans, the New York Regional Panel of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, and the National Commission on the Financing of Postsecondary Education.

Boyer is married and has four children. He resides in Albany, N.Y.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Nomination of Ernest L. Boyer To Be Commissioner of Education. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243083