February 18, 2004 - Peace Corps: Peace Corps Swears In William Bull as Madagascar Country Director

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Peace Corps Swears In William Bull as Madagascar Country Director

Peace Corps Swears In William Bull as Madagascar Country Director

Peace Corps Swears In Six New Country Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 18, 2004 –Recently, the Peace Corps swore in six new country directors in a ceremony held at the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters. The new directors will be going to countries in the three Peace Corps regions across the globe.

Peace Corps country directors are responsible for management and direction of all aspects of the Peace Corps program in their country of assignment. The country directors support volunteers in the field. They lend their skills and energy to meet development needs and promote a better understanding between the host country people and Americans.

Madagascar – William Bull
William Bull has worked in African development since 1985 when he became a Peace Corps volunteer. Bull served in Sierra Leone as an agriculture volunteer for over three years and then stayed in country working with Catholic Relief Services. Additionally, he later worked as a consultant conducting technical training for the Peace Corps and other development agencies both in the U.S. and throughout West Africa. In 1993, Bull moved to Vermont where he worked for seven years as a farm manager, counselor, senior staff and garden coordinator for the Spring Lake Ranch. Bull returned to the Peace Corps as an Associate Programming Country Director (APCD) for rural development in 1999 where he managed the forest and agricultural resources management project for Peace Corps Gabon. In 2001, Bull began service as APCD for environment in Madagascar. In May 2002, Bull returned to Madagascar to serve as Acting Country Director, Acting Administration Officer and APCD. In December 2002, Bull was appointed as the Country Director.

Mr. Bull has a B.A in international development with minors in French and art from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master Gardener Certificate from the University of Vermont.

Since 1961, more than 170,000 volunteers have served in the Peace Corps, working in such diverse fields as education, health, HIV/AIDS education and awareness, information technology, business development, the environment, and agriculture. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a two-year commitment.

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