[The following statement was received in early April, 1995 from Mark Rodeghier, Scientific Director for the Center for UFO Studies. CNI News thanks Sheldon Wernikoff for forwarding this message.]
Mark Rodeghier: We will be publishing the following statement in the March/April IUR [International UFO Reporter], under the heading "A Clarification, by Donald R. Schmitt." Please feel free to distribute this to your correspondents and other interested parties. IUR will not appear for another two weeks, but we prefer the widest circulation possible, for obvious reasons.
DON SCHMITT'S STATEMENT:
Recently, several parties have raised questions concerning my educational background and place of employment. Although these matters should, and do, have no bearing on the Roswell investigation that Kevin Randle and I have conducted, I thought it best to offer these clarifying comments.
I have been an employee of the U.S. Postal Service since 1974. I worked part-time until 1983, when I became a full-time rural letter carrier. During all this period, I have been a freelance commercial artist. I will soon receive a Bachelor's degree from Concordia College with a major in Liberal Arts, and I've been accepted into a newly-established graduate program in criminal justice studies at Concordia.
I would like to offer my sincerest apologies for any false or misleading statements I made about my background. I regret any misunderstandings that may have sprung from this.
As a consequence, I have resigned, effective April 13, 1995, as Director of Special Investigations of the Center for UFO Studies. I will continue, with the support of my colleagues, as a CUFOS board member. I want to thank all those who have offered their support and friendship to me during the past few months.
Donald R. Schmitt
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