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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 599-96
October 22, 1996

DOD OUTREACH EFFORTS CONTINUE WITH HISPANIC COLLEGES AGREEMENT

The Department of Defense today signed a partnership agreement with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to expand opportunities for students and faculty and improve DoD's access to a highly qualified pool of potential employees.

The thousands of students who attend Hispanic Serving colleges and universities represent an enormous, underutilized resource for the Department of Defense," said Fred Pang, assistant secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy. "This agreement will give us better access to that talent for a range of civilian positions.

Pang signed the agreement on behalf of the Department. The HACU, composed of more than 200 institutions, was represented at the Pentagon signing ceremony by its President, Dr. Antonio Flores.

The partnership agreement will enhance an existing relationship between DoD and HACU and promote collaborative activities such as student internship programs, faculty exchanges, recruiting for DoD civilian positions, and academic research.

For additional information on the DoD/HACU agreement, please contact the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Equal Opportunity) at (703) 695-0107.

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