The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard John Rios, of Shingle Springs, Calif., to be Director of the Community Services Administration. He would replace Graciela Olivarez, who has resigned.
Rios has been director of the California State Office of Economic Opportunity since 1978.
He was born April 24, 1942, in San Jose, Calif. He received a B.A. from San Jose State College in 1968.
From 1968 to 1971, Rios was director of the Multi-Cultural and Educational Opportunity Program & Services at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif. From 1971 to 1978, he was executive director of Economic & Social Opportunities, Inc., in San Jose.
Rios is chairman of the National State Economic Opportunity Office Directors Economic Development Committee. He is a member of the National Hispanic Political Caucus and the Mexican American Political Association.