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For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Another Key Administration Post

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

• Stewart M. De Soto – Member, Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

Dr. Stewart M. De Soto, Nominee for Member, Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Dr. Stewart M. De Soto is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Wheaton College, a position he has held since 2003.  From 2011 to 2012, Dr. De Soto was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Previously, Dr. De Soto served as a member of the Technical Staff at Texas Instruments from 1997 to 2002, where he was awarded a patent for the design of telecommunications integrated circuits. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Papua New Guinea from 1996 to 1997, where he taught Math and English, and worked in rural community development.  Dr. De Soto received a B.S. from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.