President Clinton Names Hsin-Ming Fung to the National Council on the Arts (10/2/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                            October 2,


     The President today announced his intent to nominate Hsin-Ming Fung as
a member of the National Council on the Arts.

     Ms. Hsin-Ming Fung, of Los Angeles, California, is a co-founder and
Director of Design for Hodgetts & Fung Design Associates.  As both an
architect and educator, Ms. Fung is a Professor of Environmental Design at
the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California and holds
the Eero Saarien visiting chair at Yale University?s Graduate School of Art
and Architecture.  In 1991 she was the recipient of the National Endowment
for the Arts Rome Prize Advance Fellowship.  Ms. Fung and partner Craig
Hodgetts were awarded the 1994 Architecture Award from the American Academy
of Arts and Letters, and most recently the 1996 Chrysler Award for
Innovation in design.  As an accomplished architectural and environmental
designer, Ms. Fung directed the development of several award-winning
projects, including the Towell Library at UCLA and the recently completed
Egyptian Theater for the American Cinematheque.

     Ms. Fung received a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences from California State
University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of California
at Los Angeles.

     The National Council on the Arts advises the Chairperson of the
National Endowment for the Arts on policies, programs, and procedures for
carrying out the agency?s functions, duties, and responsibilities.  Council
members are chosen for their widely recognized knowledge of the arts or
their expertise or profound interest in the arts.


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