President Barack Obama has nominated Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP partner Charles P. Rose as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. The nomination was one of several prestigious posts recently announced by officials in The White House Press Office.
Rose joined the firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs practice last year after having served in the Obama Administration as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Education from May 2009 to July 2011. In that role, he was the Secretary of Education’s designee to the Board of Trustees for the Udall Foundation.
“I’m honored by the President’s nomination to serve as a member of the Udall Foundation’s Board of Trustees” said Rose of the nomination, which requires Senate confirmation. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board and the dedicated and talented team at the Foundation to support its noble mission.”
The Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency that was established by Congress in 1992 to provide federally funded scholarships for college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment, as well as to American Indian students pursuing tribal public policy or health care careers. In 1998, the foundation grew to include the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, created by Congress as the federal government’s only program focused entirely on resolving federal environmental disputes. The foundation also cofounded the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, which is a self-determination, development, and self-governance resource to Indigenous peoples. The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is one of only five federal foundations established by Congress.
At Drinker Biddle, Rose will continue to represent businesses, educational institutions, and Indian tribal governments in labor and employment matters, education law and regulatory compliance. Rose is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and a member of the National and Illinois Councils of School Attorneys. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Advance Illinois. In 2011, Rose received the Illinois Association of School Administrators Exemplary Service to Education Award and Champion of Public Education Award from FED-ED in 2009. He was elected as Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in 2008 and received the Vision in Education Award from ED-RED in 2006.