Mark Schneider to be Sworn In Friday as Director of the Peace Corps
January 6, 2000WASHINGTON, D.C., January 6, 2000—Mark L. Schneider, who was named late last month as Director of the Peace Corps in a recess appointment, will be sworn in tomorrow morning in a ceremony attended by several hundred people at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington.
Among the guests expected to attend are Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and Brian Atwood, the former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Schneider, 58, is the second returned Peace Corps volunteer to head the agency. He will be sworn in by Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Shriver Hall of Peace Corps headquarters, 1111 20th Street, NW.
Also in attendance will be Schneider's wife, Susan, who served with him as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador from 1966 to 1968.
Currently, more than 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers are working in 78 countries to bring clean water to communities, teach children, protect the environment, help start new businesses, and prevent the spread of AIDS. Since 1961, more than 155,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps.