SAN ANTONIO, TX – August 1, 2014 â€“ (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its 28th Annual Conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Investing in Americaâ€™s Future,” Oct. 4-6, 2014, in Denver, Colorado.
â€œHACU is honored to recognize Chancellor Agnes Mojica and President Alexander Gonzales, two remarkable individuals who have devoted their careers to enhancing opportunities for students and have been tireless champions for Hispanic higher education successâ€
During the Conference, two higher education leaders will be recognized and inducted to HACUâ€™s Hall of Champions: Chancellor of University of Puerto Rico, San German Campus, Agnes Mojica, and President of California State University, Sacramento, Alexander Gonzalez, Ph.D.
â€œHACU is honored to recognize Chancellor Agnes Mojica and President Alexander Gonzalez, two remarkable individuals who have devoted their careers to enhancing opportunities for students and have been tireless champions for Hispanic higher education success,â€ said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores.
The opening plenary session of the Conference will feature welcoming remarks by Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joseph A. Garcia, followed by the State of HACU Address presented by Flores.
Two hot topics in higher education will be featured in plenary sessions. The International Plenary: â€œNew opportunities for international exchanges under the 100,000 Strong in the Americas partnership” and the HACU Town Hall “Higher education rankings and ratings: do they measure up?” will address student diversity in study abroad opportunities and the Obama Administrationâ€™s push for a rating system, respectively.
Fifty-five workshops will be offered under the following tracks: Grants and Funding Opportunities; Partnerships that Work; Academic Success for Hispanic Students, Research and Practice; Advocacy and Legislation; International Partnerships; and Executive Leadership for Presidents and CEOs.
Hispanic Higher Education conference events
HACUâ€™s Annual Conference will feature a variety of events, including a Student Track for undergraduates providing career and leadership development opportunities.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, HACUâ€™s 13th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute under the theme â€œClarifying our vision, reaffirming our values” will be offered as a pre-conference event for early-, mid- and top-level faculty, staff, administrators and other higher education leaders.
The Exhibit Hall, expected to attract more than 110 exhibitors, will be free and open to the public on Sunday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
On Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2 – 5 p.m., the HACU College and Career Fair will offer college-related workshops for middle school, high school and college students, free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, HACUâ€™s Third Annual Deansâ€™ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education under the theme â€œAdvancing graduate school opportunities and success for Hispanic students,â€ will be offered as a post-conference event for university deans and senior administrators involved in graduate education.
HACUâ€™s Annual Conference is expected draw more than 1,500 participants, including college and university presidents and CEOs, academic and community leaders, government officials, corporate and business leaders, and college student leaders and scholars. This select audience represents the backbone of Hispanic higher education in the country.
The HACU conference is made possible with generous support of its 28th Annual Conference sponsors and partners. Sponsorship, exhibitor and advertising opportunities are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (210) 692-3805.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents more than 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain.
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