FBI Signs Agreement with Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
The FBI and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to acknowledge their relationship and to encourage more cooperative activities between the two organizations.
HACU represents more than 500 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and U.S. school districts. The FBI is an intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities. The FBI’s mission is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
“I am honored to sign this agreement on behalf of the FBI and to acknowledge the vital work of the HACU on behalf of Hispanic students,” said Cathy L. Milhoan, the assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs. “We are striving to be more representative of the people we serve, which we can only do through a more diverse workforce. Our employees will be enriched through exposure to the broad cultural spectrum these students represent. Hopefully, these students will see the benefits and appeal of joining our dedicated ranks.”
“HACU is pleased to enter into this agreement to help provide career opportunities within the FBI to students from Hispanic-Serving Institutions,” said Antonio R. Flores, president and CEO of HACU. “It’s vital that we build a strong talent pool to fill critical roles within the federal government and that reflect the future workforce of this nation.”
Under the MOU, the FBI will share information with HACU about a variety of FBI internships and programs open to college students, as well as hiring opportunities for seniors and recent graduates. In addition, the FBI will provide more in-depth information to HACU institutions about FBI careers, the application process, eligibility requirements, and about the FBI’s mission. The FBI will also participate in job fairs with HACU.
HACU will promote information about the FBI’s mission and careers, and invite the FBI to participate in public policy forums, lectures, presentations, conferences, and other events.