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April 14, 2014

Lupe Flores

HACU president to speak at the UT at Arlington on Hispanic higher education

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) president and CEO Antonio R. Flores will be the speaker for the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at The University of Texas at Arlington's "2014 Distinguished Lecture," on April 16, 2014. The event is part of CMAS' Spring 2014 Speaker Series "In Transition." The topic of Flores' speech will be "Changing Demographics in Higher Education: The Challenge and the Promise of Hispanic Success.”

HACU-member institution the University of Texas at Arlington recently reached the twenty-five percent Hispanic student enrollment necessary to apply for Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) status and is dedicated to addressing the challenges and opportunities of Hispanic students in higher education.

The Center for Mexican American Studies administers an 18-hour academic minor in Mexican American Studies and is dedicated to advancing the study and understanding of Mexican American and other Latino populations in the United States. For more information on CMAS and the 2014 Speaker Series, click here.

Related: Education of Latinos isn’t just a Latino issue, leader of higher-ed group says (Dallas Morning News) and Audience examines Hispanics in education (The Shorthorn).