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06-07-04, 11:38 AM
VA, Troy State Sign Degree Agreement

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2004) - Officials from the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) and Troy State University signed a unique partnership recently
that will allow VA's acquisition workforce to take part in a pilot program
for a college degree.

"VA and Troy State are setting the stage for an ongoing collaboration to
provide VA employees an opportunity to meet education requirements for
further career advancement," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J.
Principi. "This partnership is important for development of a critical
component of our workforce, and we look forward to an ongoing relationship
with this great institution."

Assistant Secretary for Management William H. Campbell and Troy State
University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins signed a formal agreement that will
offer VA employees an opportunity to acquire a bachelor of applied science
degree in resources management, an acquisition-related degree program
offered by Troy Sate University.

This partnership is a direct result of a provision of the Clinger-Cohen Act
of 1996, which requires specific training for federal acquisition employees
and others who work with federal procurement processes.

The VA's Office of Acquisition selected Troy State University as the
academic institution to pilot this college degree program based on its
record as a leader in the field of modern education.

Additional information on this new program can be found at
http://www.tsuar.edu/va/Va.htm <http://www.tsuar.edu/va/Va.htm> .