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Nicholas Vargas named to U.S. Census National Advisory Council (NAC)

August 15, 2023

Our incoming faculty member, Nicholas Vargas, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council of the U.S. Census. Vargas will join 10-12 academic researchers of race/ethnicity data to support the Census in improving its data collection practices. A brief description of the NAC is provided by the Census:

The NAC considers topics such as hard-to-reach populations, race and ethnicity, language, aging populations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal considerations, new immigrant populations, populations affected by natural disasters, highly mobile and migrant populations, complex households, rural populations and population segments with limited access to technology. The Committee also advises on data privacy and confidentiality, among other issues.


Congratulations, Nicholas, on this important and impactful appointment!