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Peace Corps Director to Leave Post, Gives no reason

Read and comment on this story posted 14 minutes ago by Associated Press on the resignation of Gaddi Vasquez as Peace Corps Director. This is the first story to appear in the National Media on the resignation which was announced yesterday afternoon at 4 pm with a memo from the Director to all Peace Corps personnel. The story says that he gave no reason for his resignation. Read the story at:

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Peace Corps Director to Leave Post

Friday October 24, 2003 3:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez announced Thursday he is resigning, effective Nov. 14.

Vasquez, who has headed the volunteer agency since February 2002, gave no reason for his decision.

In his resignation letter to President Bush, Vasquez said the Peace Corps is ``well positioned to expand and achieve even more in the 21st century.''

He added that the agency ``remains one of the most viable means to train men and women in host countries and do so with effectiveness and positive outcomes of which we can be proud.''

In his 20 months as director, he said the Peace Corps established programs in nine countries. Vasquez plans to return to his home state of California.

He was confirmed as director by the Senate, overcoming opposition from former volunteers who said he lacked foreign policy experience.

Vasquez, 48, served as Orange County supervisor from 1987-1995. He was the state's highest-ranking elected Hispanic Republican and had close ties to then-Gov. Pete Wilson.

He later became vice president in charge of public affairs at Southern California Edison Co.

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