COLLEGE STATION — The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed the appointment of Dr. David H. McIntyre to the National Security Education Board. President Bush nominated McIntyre in July.
McIntyre is the director of the Integrative Center for Homeland Security at Texas A&M University, as well as director of the graduate level Certificate for Homeland Security at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. The Senate confirmed the appointment on Oct. 1. The National Security Education Board oversees the National Security Education Program, which administers grants and programs to encourage international studies. The program enhances the nation’s ability to deal with foreign cultures and languages by delivering a steady supply of workers who are skilled in these areas.
Board membership comprises seven Cabinet-level representatives from the departments of Defense, State, Education, Commerce, Energy, National Intelligence, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, plus six non-federal members appointed by the president with Senate confirmation. The board meets periodically in Washington, D.C.
About the Integrative Center for Homeland Security at Texas A&M University: A unit of the Division of Research and Graduate Studies, ICHS explores the entire range of homeland security activities, identifies educational, research, and outreach needs, and helps match them against the many world class capabilities of the Texas A&M University System.