Congratulations to Camila A. Alire, dean emerita of both the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University, on her nomination by President Barack Obama to the National Council on the Humanities. The Senate must confirm Alire’s nomination before she can begin her advisory post.
As a National Council on the Humanities Member, Alire will join the board of twenty-six distinguished private citizens appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate in advising the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“I am confident that these outstanding individuals will greatly serve the American people in their new roles and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” said President Obama.
From 2009 to 2010, Alire served as the president of the American Library Association. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, as well as a professor of practice in the Managerial Leadership Ph.D. program within Simmons College’s School of Library and Information Science.
“We look forward to the Senate confirming Dr. Alire for this well-deserved nomination,” said Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association Washington Office. “She will give the National Endowment terrific advice.”
Press Officer, American Library Association, Washington Office