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Alan Price Appointed Director of JFK Presidential Library

November 09, 2018

Alan Price Appointed Director of JFK Presidential LibraryFormer Earlham President Alan Price ’88 has been appointed Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. The institution is a federal institution and is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. It is supported in part by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

In an announcement about the appointment, David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States praised Price’s commitment to public service and community partnerships. “His education at and past presidency of Earlham College make him a good fit for the educational mission of our Presidential Libraries,” said Ferriero.

Price was president of Earlham during the 2017-2018 academic year. Prior to coming to the College he was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Associate Director of Management at the Peace Corps and Acting Chief of Staff for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

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