Memorial to be held for Tuskegee board member, former Clinton aide


WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2011) — Memorial services will be held for Tuskegee University Board of Trustees member Howard Paster on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. 

As the director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, Paster served as President Clinton’s liaison to Congress. Later, he left the administration for a post in the private sector. He was appointed to the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees in 2000.

“He was a great friend of Tuskegee University for over 20 years. He was very focused and intentional about his board duties and responsibilities,” said Charles E. Williams, chair of the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees.  “He was a pure pleasure to work with and because of that he will be missed.”

Paster, who died on Aug. 10 at the age of 66, was a longtime supporter of Tuskegee University. His association with the institution spanned more than 20 years. He was a member of Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon’s transitional team. Prior to becoming a trustee, Paster helped with university fundraising and assisted in the funding of the Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education.

While serving as a member of the Board of Trustees, Paster was the chair of the development committee. He also served on the executive, finance, honors, Kellogg Center Oversight, presidential search, and nominating and board structure committees.


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