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Julio Hernandez joins President’s Office as Assistant to the President for Community Outreach and Engagement


Julio Hernandez has been named assistant to the president for community outreach and engagement. In his new role, Hernandez will develop, lead and implement an overall strategic community outreach and engagement plan to include civic and community organizations in partnership with the Office of External Affairs. As a liaison, Hernandez will extend the reach of the Office of the President by serving on committees inside the University and statewide.

“I am delighted Julio has joined the President’s Office,” said Vice President and Chief of Staff Max Allen to whom Hernandez will report. “His service to the University and the broader community has been extensive, due in no small part to his ability to build collaborative partnerships.”

A graduate of the President’s Leadership Institute, Hernandez will work closely with the President and Allen in a strategic approach to community outreach and engagement across the state. 

Julio Hernandez winning the Urban League of the Upstate Award in February 2022.

Prior to his new role, Julio Hernandez served two important roles for Clemson University: 

  • As assistant vice president for Inclusive Excellence, Hernandez assisted Chief Inclusion Officer Lee Gill on all strategic development and implementation of the Division of Inclusion and Equity’s programs. He created initiatives that supported and sustained a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment. This involved collaborating with campus leaders, students, alumni, faculty, staff and external constituents to promote equity and inclusion into all campus operations, facilitate cultural change and transformation of the student and employee experience. 
  • As the executive director for Hispanic Outreach, Hernandez was responsible for providing leadership and support to the university on recruiting, retaining and fostering a welcoming environment for Hispanic and Latinx students, staff and faculty. 
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