The Commission is composed of outstanding citizens who reflect the diversity and strength of America while representing a broad range of backgrounds, experiences, and professions.
Commissioners are responsible for recommending a group of candidates to the President for selection as White House Fellows, a prestigious program for leadership and public service that provides young Americans experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.
Accordingly, Dr. George E.Gabriel, a Sri Lankan national, has been appointed as a member to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
Dr. George E. Gabriel, a graduate of the University of Kelaniya, is an experienced educator with over 40 years of experience.
He has a strong belief that higher education is the primary tool for socioeconomic mobility, with equity at the heart of the mobility agenda.
Dr. Gabriel is a first-generation college graduate and an immigrant to the United States who obtained his doctorate at Vanderbilt University, Tennese as a Fulbright Scholar.
He has obtained his Ph.D. in Economics and Sociology.
He has spent over a quarter-century as a researcher and administrator at two large community colleges.
His focus has been on student success in community colleges with the specific goal to narrow achievement gaps in student outcomes by implementing innovative practices.
Source: The White House