The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) hosted a meeting where Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) presidents met with the U.S. Secretary of Education on Oct. 25th in Chicago, Ill.
Earlier this summer, the White House released a Fact Sheet on the President’s Plan to Make College More Affordable: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined more than a dozen college presidents in this College Affordability Roundtable. Secretary Duncan discussed with participants President Obama’s higher education agenda and gathered feedback on those proposals.
HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores and the following presidents and chancellors were in attendance:
Elgin Community College, Dr. David Sam, President
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, CUNY, Dr. Fellix V. Matos Rodríguez, President
Morton College, Dr. Dana A. Grove, President
Palo Alto College, Dr. Mike Flores, President
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Ponce, Dr. Jorge Iván Vélez-Arocho, President
Richard J. Daley College, City Colleges of Chicago, Dr. Jose Aybar, President
San Jacinto College, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor
St. Augustine College, Mr. Andrew C. Sund, President
Texas State Technical College, Dr. Cesar Maldonado, President
The University of New Mexico, Dr. Robert G. Frank, President
University of North Texas at Dallas, Dr. Ronald T. Brown, President
University of New Mexico-Taos Branch Campus, Dr. Kate O'Neil, Executive Director
West Hills Community College District, Dr. Frank Gornick, Chancellor
Wilbur Wright College, Dr. David Potash, President
This private meeting took place prior to HACU's Annual Conference "Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Securing the American Dream." The annual conference is expected to draw more than 1,500 participants, October 26-28, 2013 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan.
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