June 2017

Greetings! DoD Leaders and Faculty, Staff, Administrators of the Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges:

          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 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) 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 and 2016, we expanded our reach due to increased requests for technical assistance by the Historically Black College or University/Minority Institution (HBCU/MI) to Dillard University, North Carolina A&T State University, University of the Virgin Islands - St. Thomas, California State University - Sacramento, and to Tennessee State University. We have planned our FY 17 sessions for Oakwood University, the University of the District of Columbia, and Florida International University. This website will serve as a repository for all related information, including the venue location and registration details.

          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 and faculty from MSIs, including HBCUs, Hispanic Serving Institutions, 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. Additional information about the training sessions can be found on this website. We hope to see you this year in Huntsville, Washington, and/or Miami.


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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