Penn President Named to National Advisory Board to FBI

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422September 21, 2005

PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, is one of 16 U.S. higher-education leaders named to the National Security Higher Education Board, advisor to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The board is charged with fostering outreach, promoting understanding and strengthening relations between higher-education institutions and the FBI.  

The FBI will look to the board for advice on the culture of education, including the traditions of openness, academic freedom and international collaboration.  Foreign students, international visitors, technology and intellectual-property export issues will also be addressed.

The board also will establish educational initiatives between universities and national security organizations, including research, degree programs, internships and consulting opportunities for faculty.