WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) today named 10 HACU Leadership Fellows to help build the next generation of minority higher education leaders for America’s increasingly diverse college campuses and communities.
The HACU Leadership Fellows are researchers, executives and educators representing a wide range of expertise from higher education institutions in California, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico and Texas.
They are one of three teams of Leadership Fellows named as part of the Kellogg Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Leadership Fellows Program, funded through the Alliance for Equity in Higher Education with a four-year, $6 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The Alliance, created as the nation’s first unified voice for all minority higher education concerns, was founded by HACU representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) representing Tribal Colleges and Universities, and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) representing the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
HACU Leadership Fellows will join the AIHEC Leadership Fellows Program and the NAFEO Kellogg Leadership Fellows Program as part of the project to identify and mentor the next generation of presidents and senior executives at America’s Minority-Serving Institutions.
The project is directly addressing the need to end the continuing under-representation of minority senior-level administrators at minority serving colleges and universities. Organizers predict that by the end of this decade, at least half the participants in the Kellogg MSI Leadership Fellows Program will be serving as a president or other high-ranking leader at a minority-serving college or university.
“HACU Leadership Fellows represent a distinguished group
of extraordinary leaders in research, teaching, administration and community
outreach from the Hispanic higher education community. Their expertise and vision
will contribute to a new, more diverse era of leadership for those colleges
and universities serving the largest concentrations of minority higher education
students,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores.
The HACU Leadership Fellows are:
For more information, contact HACU Public Affairs
Director Daniel Casillas at HACU national headquarters in San Antonio, Texas,
at (210) 692-3805. Ext. 3249, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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