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  National Hispanic education action plan
to be announced June 10 on Capitol Hill
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) on June 10 will formally introduce a bold new action plan to Congress to increase the college and career success of the nation’s youngest and largest ethnic population.

Leading members of Congress will join the leadership of HACU’s more than 300 member colleges and universities in Washington, D.C., at a news conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, in Room HC7 of the U.S. Capitol to announce HACU’s Public Policy Priorities for Reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act (HEA).

What: HACU calls for record new investments in Hispanic higher education
HACU announces Public Policy Priorities for HEA Reauthorization
   
When: 10 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, June 10
   
Where: Room HC7, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
   
Who: • HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores
  • U.S. Representative Rubén Hinojosa of Texas, Chair of the Education Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and author of the landmark “First Generation Hispanic-Serving Institutions” bill for Hispanic graduate and undergraduate education.
  • U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard of California, co-author of the proposed Student Adjustment Act that would allow states to offer in-state tuition rates to eligible students, regardless of their immigration status.
  • U.S. Representative Ciro Rodriguez, Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • U.S. Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia who is a co-sponsor of the "First Generation Hispanic Serving Institutions" bill
  • Also invited: Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Jeff Bingaman
  • Dr. Jose Vicente, President of Miami-Dade Community College - North Campus and Chair of the Governmental Relations Committee of the HACU Governing Board
  • Other Hispanic higher education leaders

For more information, contact HACU’s Washington, D.C., offices at (202) 833-8361. Or visit www.hacu.net. A copy of HACU’s Public Priorities for HEA reauthorization, and background information on pending Hispanic higher education bills, will be available at the news conference.