For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 15, 2005
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate three individuals to serve in his Administration:
The President intends to nominate Bruce Cole, of Indiana, to be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, for a four-year term. Mr. Cole has served as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 2001. He previously served as a professor of Fine Arts and Comparative Literature at the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University. He was appointed in 1992 to the National Council on the Humanities and served until 1999. Mr. Cole received his bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University, his master's degree from Oberlin College and his Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. The President intends to nominate H. Dale Hall, of New Mexico, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service at the Department of the Interior. Mr. Hall currently serves as Director of the Southwest Region of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. He previously served as Deputy Director of the Southeast Region. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hall served as Manager of the Eden Fisheries Catfish Farm in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He received his bachelor's degree from Cumberland College and his master's degree from Louisiana State University.
The President intends to nominate Vincent J. Ventimiglia, Jr., of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Legislation). Mr. Ventimiglia currently serves as Policy Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. He previously served as Health Policy Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Prior to that, Mr. Ventimiglia was Director of Government Affairs for Medtronic, Inc., a medical technology company. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his J.D. from Georgetown University.
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