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