Texas A&M University-Central Texas was recently named the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Government Entity Medium Employer of the Year in the TVC Employer Hire Veterans Award Program for its remarkable efforts in hiring veterans. A&M-Central Texas was nominated by The Texas A&M University System Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Joni Baker, and selected by the Awards Committee to be recognized as the Government Entity Medium Employer of the Year.
During this nomination and selection process, Texas A&M University-Central Texas competed against Government employers throughout the state of Texas, and was chosen as the employer most worthy of recognition.
“This award is especially meaningful to our university given its historic relationship with Fort Hood, and the fact that almost half of its student body is made up of military-affiliated students, including active duty service members, veterans, and family members,” President Marc Nigliazzo said. “We are truly honored to have been selected by the Texas Veterans Commission for our support and employment of veterans.”
A&M-Central Texas will receive the award at the 19th Annual Texas Veterans Commission Summit February 6, 2017. The event is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Austin at 6505 N. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas 78752.
The Medium employer employs a total of 201 to 1,499 full-time equivalent employees, and at least seven percent of the employer’s work force must be veteran. A&M-Central Texas’ current veteran workforce is approximately 23 percent of its 222 full-time equivalent employees. In addition, the employer must be a Government entity, public entity or a Texas institution of higher education.
For more information on the Texas Veterans Commission, please visit http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/.
About Texas A&M University-Central Texas
Texas A&M University-Central Texas was established in 2009 as a member of The Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation. A&M-Central Texas is an upper-level institution, fully aligned with regional community colleges and offering quality bachelor’s and master’s degrees with an emphasis on access and affordability.
The student population at A&M-Central Texas is diverse and growing, with more than 2,600 students currently enrolled. To accommodate both full and part-time students, classes are offered on the main campus in Killeen, at off-site locations like Fort Hood and the East Williamson County Higher Education Center in Hutto, as well as fully online. The University serves the Central Texas region with a growing range of academic programs that foster excellence and achievement. For more information about A&M-Central Texas, visit www.tamuct.edu.