Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Nomination of Armando M. Rodriguez To Be a Member.
The President today announced that he will nominate Armando M. Rodriguez, of Whittier, Calif., to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 1983.
Rodriguez was born September 30, 1921, in Mexico, and grew up in San Diego, Calif. He received a B.A. (1949) and M.A. (1951) from San Diego State College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946.
Rodriguez began his career as a teacher in the San Diego city schools in 1949. He also served as a vice principal and principal. In 1965 and 1966, he was a consultant to the California State Department of Education, and in 1966 and 1967, he was chief of the bureau of intergroup relations of that department.
From 1967 to 1970, Rodriguez was Director of the Office for Spanish Speaking American Affairs at the U.S. Office of Education. In 1969 he also served on the HEW Secretary's Committee on Easing Tensions.
From 1971 to 1973, Rodriguez was Assistant Commissioner for Regional Office Coordination at the U.S. Office of Education. Since 1973 he has been president of East Los Angeles College.
Rodriguez is a member of the National Commission on the Future of State Colleges and Universities, the National Education Task Force of La Raza, and the California School Finance Reform Commission. He is the author of numerous articles, particularly on bilingual education.
Jimmy Carter, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Nomination of Armando M. Rodriguez To Be a Member. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247718