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March 10, 2014

Lupe Flores

HACU Legislative Agenda to be presented at the Annual Capitol Forum

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Legislative Agenda will be presented at the National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education on April 7-8, 2014, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington, D.C.

The first day of the Capitol Forum will cover legislative issues of importance to emerging and existing Hispanic-Serving Institutions. A few of the topics to be covered include: immigration; grants and funding for institutions of higher education; support for STEM programs.

The second day of the Forum will consists of delegation visits to legislators’ offices on Capitol Hill, where leaders and students from colleges and universities interact directly with key members of the House and Senate and their offices.  A post-Capitol Hill debriefing and a Capitol Hill Reception: Honoring our Champions in Congress will take place in the evening on Capitol Hill.

Some of the speakers and panelists at the Capitol Forum will include:

  • Mario Cardona, education policy counsel, Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee
  • John P. Holdren, Ph.D., director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and co-chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
  • Deborah Hurtt, Ph.D., senior program officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Education Programs
    Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum
  • Lawrence C. Schuette, Ph.D., director of research, Office of Naval Research HBCU/MI Programs
  • Frank Sharry, executive director, America's Voice
  • Joel Packer, executive director, Committee for Education Funding
  • David Quam, deputy director of policy, Office of Federal Relations, National Governors Association

Online registration deadline is April 1. On-site registration will be available. To see a regularly updated agenda, click here. To register online, click here.