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August 19, 2010
Tessa Benavides

Flores emphasizes importance of HSIs during address at Morton College

HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores served as a keynote speaker during “Raising Expectations: Educational Strategies for Serving Hispanic Students” held at Morton College located in Cicero, IL on Aug. 19.

During his address, Flores discussed the important roles that Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) play in building a more educated workforce and reaching the goal set by President Barack Obama for the United States to lead the world in college graduates by 2020. Flores also spoke of the need to advocate for more funds to be allocated for HSIs and emerging HSIs, as well as for Hispanic-serving school districts.

Other keynote speakers were: Walther G. Bumphus, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin and professor in the Community College Leadership Program, and Geoffrey Obrzut, President and CEO of the Illinois Community College Board.