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Wiley elected to Smithsonian National Board

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June 29, 1995 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. — Dr. William Wiley, senior vice president for science and technology policy for Battelle Memorial Institute, has been elected to the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution.

The board is the premiere private-sector advisory body to the Smithsonian's secretary, the institution's chief executive officer. It is made up of volunteers from across the nation who assist Smithsonian management in a full range of institutional advancement issues.

Board Member Allison Cowles nominated Wiley to the Smithsonian National Board. "Bill's gratitude for American opportunities and his commitment to make the world a better place through science and education would enhance our board," said Cowles.

Active in professional, education and civic groups, Wiley is a member of the board of directors of the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Washington Roundtable and the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology. He also serves on the Washington State University Board of Regents and is a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Board of Trustees. In addition, Wiley was named 1994 Black Engineer of the Year by U.S. Black Engineer Magazine.

Wiley joined Battelle as a microbiologist in February 1965. He served as director of research between 1979 and 1984 and the director of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory from 1984 to 1994. Wiley earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1954, a master's degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1960 and a doctorate in bacteriology from Washington State University in 1965.

The Smithsonian Institution is a museum, education and research complex of 16 museums and galleries and the National Zoo. The institution is one of the world's leading scientific research centers and has facilities in eight states and the Republic of Panama.

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