Eamon M. Kelly

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Dr. Eamon M. Kelly, "is President Emeritus (1981-1998) and Professor, Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer, at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Kelly was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the National Science Board (NSB), the governing board of the National Science Foundation, which he currently chairs and is active on the boards of many professional, philanthropic, civic and corporate organizations." [1]

"He is also the former Chairman of the Association of American Universities, and the original Chairman of the Satellite Working Group, which established the first nation wide private satellite system in the U.S. for the benefit of the Public Broadcasting Service. In 1968, Kelly was appointed to U.S. government service by the President serving as Director of Policy Formulation with the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was later named Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, where he participated in planning and initiating the federal government’s first minority economic development program. Dr. Kelly joined the Ford Foundation in 1969 and served as Officer-in-Charge for the Office of Social Development, the Foundation’s largest domestic and civil rights division. In 1977, Kelly served as a special consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives where he participated in drafting legislation that provided a $1.7 billion guarantee to prevent the insolvency of New York City. Later that year, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. In 1981, Dr. Kelly became the 13th president of Tulane University." [2]

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  1. Directors, International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, accessed August 26, 2008.
  2. Eamon M. Kelly, Uganda Fund, accessed August 5, 2009.
  3. Contact, Uganda Fund, accessed August 5, 2009.