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The Commission on Presidential Scholars

The Commission on Presidential Scholars is a group of eminent private citizens appointed by the President to select and honor the Presidential Scholars. Commissioners are selected from across the country, representing the fields of education, medicine, law, social services, business, and other professions. The Commissioners make the final selection of the 161 Presidential Scholars. The Scholars demonstrate exceptional accomplishments in academics, the arts, career and technical education and an outstanding commitment to public service.

The Commission on Presidential Scholars

Margaret Aitken Haggerty
Commission Chair
Delaware

Jennifer D. Bishop, Ph.D.
South Carolina

Kenneth Vernon Brittingham, Ph.D.
Delaware

Clifford K. Chiu
Texas

M. Quinn Delaney
California

Ryan D. Easterly
California

Peter Van D. Emerson
New York

Antonio Farias
Colorado

Neil J. Horgan
Pennsylvania

Frank Islam
Maryland

Cynthia Jackson Hammond, Ed.D.
Washington, D.C.

Dan J. Kessler
Pennsylvania

Domenika Lynch
California

Sarah McBride
Delaware

Rudy Mehrbani
Arizona

Brian O'Dwyer, D.Phil, DHL
New York

Stephanie Robinson
California

Kurt Russell, Sr.
2022 National Teacher of the Year
Ohio

Juan Antonio Sepúlveda, Jr.
Texas

Terrance Blackman Stroud
New York

Jason Sung Won Yoon
Hawai'i



   
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