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Shapiro named to USOC board

President Emeritus Harold T. Shapiro has been named to the U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors.

He is one of four independent directors on the 11-member board, which is chaired by Peter Ueberroth, president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games. The volunteer board sets policy and makes financial decisions, including the hiring and firing of top-level staff.

The USOC board of directors was chosen by a four-person nominating and governance committee, which reviewed almost 200 nominations for the four independent director positions on the board, as well as six nominations submitted by the National Governing Body Council and six submitted by the Athletes Advisory Council for four positions (two each) on the board. As stipulated by the Olympic Charter, the U.S. members of the International Olympic Committee are automatically members of the USOC board of directors.

Shapiro, who earned his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton in 1964, returned to the University as president in 1988. After retiring from the presidency in 2001, he took a year's sabbatical, then returned to full-time teaching and research in the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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