October 10, 2023
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Secret Service to encourage collaboration and increase agency outreach, programs, and services for students attending Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
The MOU is intended to increase awareness among students, faculty, and staff at HACU-member institutions about professional and educational opportunities at the Secret Service. The agency will also work to increase student professional development opportunities such as internships and academic programs, form partnerships between school districts, HSIs and the Secret Service to prepare Hispanic students for careers in federal law enforcement.
“The Secret Service is excited to sign this agreement with HACU, forging a new partnership based on a shared commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity,” said Secret Service Deputy Director Ronald L. Rowe. “Working together, we can provide new opportunities for the next generation of public servants, while creating a more diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.”
“HACU is proud to partner with the U.S. Secret Service to increase the number of Hispanics entering the law enforcement field, especially within the branch that protects our nation’s leaders,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “Diverse representation in the Secret Service and other agencies that serve the community is necessary to ensure that those communities are served and protected in a fair and just manner. This MOU will be a significant step in providing that diversity.”