February 2018

    Greetings! DoD Leaders and Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Students of Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI):

    During 2014, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, launched a successful effort to support Presidential Executive Orders that strengthen the infrastructure of HBCU/MI and expose DoD civilian and military careers to students, faculty and influencers. This was accomplished by hosting three technical assistance and information sessions at Tuskegee University, Morgan State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, we expanded our scope due to increased requests for technical assistance by the HBCU/MI to Dillard University, North Carolina A&T State University, University of the Virgin Islands - St. Thomas; California State University - Sacramento and Tennessee State University; and, we have planned the FY 18 outreach for Fayetteville State University and New Jersey City University. In addition, we will be providing outreach support at the 23rd Annual Technical Assistance Workshop Series of the National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance (NSPAA) in New Orleans, LA.

    This website serves as a repository for all related information, including the venue locations and registration details for FY 18 Taking the Pentagon to the People.

    The Department sustains continuing goals of exposing minority institutions, their faculty, staff, administrators and students to business and career opportunities within DoD. We envision participation from DoD leaders and program managers, prime and small business contractors, administrators, faculty and students from HBCU/MI, including Tribal Colleges and Universities, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions and community colleges. We look forward to your support in furthering the mission of our nation’s minority institutions, while exposing DoD as an employer of choice.

    One of our goals is to develop a comprehensive suite of recommendations to DoD and HBCU/MI in an effort to develop new relationships and enhance existing relationships. We hope to see you this year in Fayetteville, Jersey City, and/or New Orleans.

Sincerely,



Mr. Clarence Johnson
Director
Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity

Mr. Clarence Johnson
Director
Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity

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