President Barack Obama has appointed Stanford scholar Dr. Daniel Iwao Okimoto to the National Council on the Humanities. Dr. Okimoto and four other appointees were confirmed by the US Senate. They will advise the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The NEH is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed entertainment industry executive Fritz Friedman of West Hollywood (Photo credit: CAPE.org), and reappointed AAPIP.org non-profit (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) executive Alice Y. Hom of Los Angeles to the Cal Humanities Board. Friedman and Hom join ten others appointed by Governor Brown.