Compliance officer namedBy Tom Zuckerwar, University Relations intern
Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 6 - September 29, 1994
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action has named Rene Rios its new enforcement officer to assist with the office's goals of outreach and to assist in making the office more visible on campus.
Rios says he shares the enthusiasm of making the office more visible and proactive on campus. "The office is already moving toward what I want to accomplish," he said.
By bringing more visibility to the office, an increased awareness of equal-opportunity and affirmative-action roles will be created , he said. "This awareness will further ensure that equal opportunity really is equal opportunity," Rios said.
Because of greater attention and sensitivity to EO/AA and the American Disabilities Act of 1990, Rios said he expects more demand to be placed on EO/AA offices. "I wish that there was no work to do.
However, there are still many complaints concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action," Rios said. "This suggests that more must be done."
Rios, a native of Texas, wants to become active in Hispanic awareness and university and community service. He says that he is excited about being back in an academic environment.
Before coming to Virginia Tech, Rios worked for the Department of Administrative Services for the state of Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University and attended the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.