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February 12, 2014

NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU announces appointment of Chief Advocacy Officer

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) today announced the appointment of Luis Maldonado to its new position of Chief Advocacy Officer (CAO), effective February 28, 2014.

Maldonado brings nearly 20 years of combined experience in government relations and advocacy efforts both in the non-profit and corporate sector. His career background includes serving in a legislative affairs capacity on behalf of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in a former position with HACU in 2002-05.

Maldonado will aid the President and CEO of HACU in directing and coordinating activities that advance the mission of the association and will be the senior official responsible for HACU’s Washington, D.C., office.

The CAO will have a significant role in addressing, developing and evaluating legislation affecting Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Hispanic higher education, as well as serving as HACU's direct liaison with government officials, federal agencies and other educational organizations to develop policies and positions that support the educational success of Hispanic students.

Read news release here.