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Press Release

Hispanic University Receives $1.9 Million Grant

Release Date: July 23, 2001
Contact: Roberto Cruz II  (408) 482-0703

(San Jose, CA) The National Hispanic University (NHU) in San lose has received official written notification from the U.S. Department of Education, Title V, Office of Strengthening Hispanic Institutions, of a five‑year $1.9 million grant to upgrade the NHU library holdings and telecommunications and, to establish a Student Academic Assistance Center for student support. The first year of the grant in the amount of $425,000 begins October 1, 2001.

The Board of Trustees which has hired capital fund counsel and an architect firm to help plan an effective capital campaign fund and the purchase and design of new campus facilities, is looking to build a Library and Student Center that will be the show‑piece of the spew construction. "We are ecstatic with the news of this operational grant that will strengthen the Library and Student Support Services Departments," stated Dr. Roberto Cruz, NHU President. "Our Board is building new facilities by 2003 including a new library and student center. This grant will equip the new facilities with the necessary library holdings, telecommunications and student support personnel, it is a dream come true," concluded Cruz

The NHU, currently in an 11-acre campus in San Jose, is celebrating its 20th anniversary (1981-2001) since its founding in Oakland, California in a two‑room building. The University competed successfully in the grant competition against 190 other proposals, 42 of which were selected for funding nation‑wide and Puerto Rico.

The National Hispanic University is an independent, nationally and regionally accredited; non0-profit postsecondary educational institution authorized to grant degrees since 1981. The NHU offers degree programs in business, liberal studies, computer science and a credential program for teachers. The University has established joint degree partnerships with San Jose State University and San Jose City/Evergreen Valley Community Colleges.

For more information on The National Hispanic University, please contract Roberto Cruz II (408) 273-2712.