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Highlights of HACU's 30th Annual Conference 



October 8, 2016

15th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute
10:00 a.m. - Noon - Career Development and Leadership Roundtables: "Preparing Ourselves for Effective Higher Education Leadership"
Concurrent Roundtable Sessions:

Opening Plenary: HACU 30th Anniversary Address presented by Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D., President and CEO, HACU

October 9, 2016

Concurrent Workshops 9 - 10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Workshops 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. 

  • Campus Climate Issues Facing Higher Education Leaders: Institutional Response Matters presented by:
    Kathleen Curry Santora, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Association of College & University Attorneys
    Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., M.P.P., President, California State University, Fresno
    Ajay Nair, Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus  Life, Emory University
    Jose Padilla, Vice President and General Counsel, DePaul University
  • HACU Government Relations Update, presented by:
    Luis M. Maldonado, Chief Advocacy Officer, HACU
    Alicia Diaz, Executive Director, Legislative Affairs, HACU
    John Aguilar, Executive Director, Legislative Affairs, HACU

Concurrent Workshops 2 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Enhancing the Institutional Environment for Hispanic Student Success at UCO presented by:
    Liliana Renteria, Grants Administration Manager, University of Central Oklahoma
    Kristi Archuleta, Associate Professor, University of Central Oklahoma
    Guillermo Martinez-Sotelo, Assistant Professor, University of Central Oklahoma
    MeShawn Conley, Director, University of Central Oklahoma
    Josh Napier, Graduate Assistant, University of Central Oklahom

Concurrent Workshops 3:55 - 5:10 p.m.

    October 10, 2016

    International Plenary Session - "Higher Education and the Environment: Becoming Global Leaders for Sustainable Change" presented by:
    Juan Gomez, Interim Director and Associate Professor of Research, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, The University of Texas at San Antonio
    Robert M. Perkowitz, Founder and President, ecoAmerica 

    Concurrent Workshops 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

    • Advocacy and How It Can Benefit You presented by:
      Luis Maldonado, Chief Advocacy Officer, HACU
      John Aguilar, Executive Director, HACU
      Toni Hernandez-Serna, District Director, Office of Congressman Joaquin Castro
      Daniel Mezza, District Director, Office of Congressman Will Hurd

    Concurrent Sessions 2 - 3:15 p.m.

    • CSin3: 3-Year Bachelor's Degree Program in Computer Science presented by:
      Willard Lewallen, Ph.D., Superintendent/President, Hartnell College
      Eduardo Ochoa, Ph.D., President, California State University, Monterey Bay
      Sonia Arteaga, Ph.D., Computer Science Faculty Member, Hartnell College
      Sathya Narayanan, Ph.D., Computer Science Faculty Member, California State University, Monterey Bay

    Town Hall Meeting - "Income Inequality, Health Disparities and Climate Change: Implications for Hispanics and the 2016 Elections" presented by:
    Norma Garcia, Anchor, Telemundo
    Dennis Ahlburg, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics, Trinity University
    Francisco Fernandez, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosciences, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

     

    October 11, 2016

    Fifth Annual Deans' Forum: A Dean's Role in Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Equity and Inclusion