U.S. Census Director to Speak at the Miller Center
31, 2000 -- Kenneth Prewitt, director of the U.S.
Census Bureau, will speak June 9 at 11 a.m. on "The Census as a
Civics Lesson" at the University of Virginia's Miller
Center of Public Affairs.
has directed the Census Bureau since 1998. His main focus is the
operation of Census 2000 and the issues associated with the population
count and its impact on American communities, business and the public
came to government service from a distinguished career in higher
education and private philanthropy. From 1995 to 1998, he served
as president of the Social Science Research Council. From 1985 to
1995, he was senior vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation.
He also served for five years as the director of the National Opinion
Research Center, based at the University of Chicago, where he taught
for 15 years.
Miller Center of Public Affairs links the local and University community
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the American presidency and the executive branch of government.
TO EDITORS: Prewitt will be available to speak to members of the
press beginning at 10:40 a.m. There will also be a brief opportunity
for questions after his formal remarks.