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Regional Directors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO), Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program (HSINP) Regional Directors develop and strengthen partnerships and collaborations between USDA and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Regional Directors serve as resources for students, faculty, staff, and administrators at HSIs to facilitate access to USDA educational, professional, and funding opportunities. They facilitate participation of HSIs in USDA programs, services, and resources.

Contact Information


Juan M. Alvarez, Education Specialist
Regional Director, Central-Northern California & Washington
(Attachment)
(559) 278-8311
juan.alvarez@osec.usda.gov
Ruby De La Garza, Education Specialist
Regional Director, Texas (Attachment)
(956) 665-7436
ruby.delagarza@osec.usda.gov
Roberto González Jr., Education Specialist
Regional Director, Southern California & Arizona
(Attachment)
(760) 768-5523
roberto.gonzalez@osec.usda.gov
Julio C. Puentes, Education Specialist
Regional Director, Illinois/Midwest
(Attachment)
(773) 442-4235
julio.puentes@osec.usda.gov