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June 25, 2014

NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU’s Third Annual Deans’ Forum to focus on graduate opportunities for Hispanic students

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its Third Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education, a post-conference event of HACU's 28th Annual Conference. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.  

The Deans’ Forum will address the topic “Advancing Graduate School Opportunities and Success for Hispanic Students.” Approximately 17.0% of the overall U.S. population in 2012 identified as Hispanic, yet only 4.3% of Hispanics have a postbaccalaureate degree, far behind the 12.9% for non-Hispanic whites. Presenters and discussions will explore related issues, opportunities, and promising practices relevant to the academic success for Hispanic students to pursue and succeed in graduate education.

Keynote speakers will include Vasti Torres, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education, University of South Florida; and Suzanne Ortega, Ph.D., president of the Council of Graduate Schools.

A panel discussion among project directors of the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) federal grant will discuss the topic “High Impact Practices for Graduate Education,” with featured panelists: Kaia Tollefson, Ph.D., California State University, Channel Islands; Jocelyn Chong, Ph.D., Mount St. Mary's College; and David A. Ortiz, Ph.D., University of the Incarnate Word.

Table discussions will follow the keynote speakers and a summary analysis will be presented at the end of the forum. The lunch break will feature a presentation by University of the Incarnate Word MBA candidate Carlos de León on immigrants and other underrepresented students pursuing a postbaccalaureate degree.

Register information available here.


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