CLEMSON — Julio Hernandez has joined Clemson University’s Office of Inclusion and Equity staff as associate director of Hispanic outreach.

Julio Hernandez

Julio Hernandez

He is a first-generation high school graduate and college graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, and a master’s degree in management and leadership from Webster University in Greenville. He plans to obtain a doctorate in educational leadership from Clemson.

Hernandez has 18 years of work experience in higher education admissions, recruiting, financial aid, marketing, public and community relations, student affairs and business operations. He was campus director for Greenville Technical College, overseeing business operations for all satellite campuses.

“Julio has a passion for building and growing a diverse and educated community and workforce that serve one another,” said Lee Gill, chief diversity officer at Clemson. “We look forward to the work he will do and success he will have in that regard for Clemson.”

As a leader and member of various boards and task forces, Hernandez works toward educating, guiding and empowering the community on where to go for educational resources. Among those groups are Child’s Haven, Public Education Partners, the Greenville Literacy Association, the Hispanic Alliance Higher Education, Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville County Workforce Youth Development Committee and Greenville County College.

He builds relationships within such populations as adult learners, veterans, international, unemployed and high school and transfer college students in the Upstate.

“I have collaborated with many academic and community teams to bring change within the education arena,” Hernandez said. “I also work to implement best practices and initiatives in the community in order to create access and success in education for all, especially the underserved.”

Originally from McAllen, Texas, he grew up in San Antonio, where his family currently resides.