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May 7, 2014

Lupe Flores

HACU 13th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute agenda and speakers announced

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced the agenda and speakers of its 13th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, a preconference event taking place on Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

The morning keynote will be given be Frank D. Sanchez, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Student Affairs at The City

University of New York. Activities that follow will include a career development and leadership roundtable session and a networking lunch. The afternoon sessions include a Town Hall and the Presidents Panel.

Presidents from HACU-member institutions to be part of the panel include: Joann La Perla-Morales, Ed.D., president of Middlesex County College; Anna Solley, Ph.D., president of Phoenix College; and Joseph Castro, Ph.D., president of California State University, Fresno. 

About the speakers:

Joann La Perla-Morales became the sixth president of Middlesex in January of 2005 and was previously provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn.

Anna Solley was named acting president of Phoenix College in January 2005 and was appointed president on April 25, 2006. Previous to this, she spent four years in the role of vice chancellor for Academic Affairs in the Maricopa Community College District. She is a member of HACU’s Governing Board.

Joseph Castro was appointed as the eighth president of California State University, Fresno on August 1, 2013 and is the first Central Valley native to serve in this leadership position. Prior to his appointment at Fresno State, he served as vice chancellor, Student Academic Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco from 2006-2013.

An early bird registration rate of $175 is available for the pre-conference institute until May 30, 2014. A PDF flyer can be downloaded by clicking here.

For inquiries about the institute, please contact Senior Executive Director of Western States Legislative Affairs Erica Romero at 916-442-0392.

Sponsorship opportunities for the preconference Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute are available by contacting the Office of Development. HACU’s 28th Annual Conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Investing in America’s Future,” will take place in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 4–6, 2014 and is HACU's premiere conference on Hispanic higher education. Special thanks to HACU’s conference and event sponsors and partners.