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Updated Sept. 5, 2014

NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU on the Road visits Puerto Rico

Representatives of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) were in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Sept. 4, 2014, for a “HACU on the Road,” event and also to meet with The Honorable David Bernier, Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

More than 40 local education leaders and supporters of Hispanic higher education attended the “HACU on the Road” visit, hosted by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico (PUCPR). Jorge Iván Vélez-Arocho, Ph.D., president of PUCPR and chair of HACU’s Governing Board gave the welcome at the HACU on the Road gathering. HACU president and CEO Antonio R. Flores spoke about the state of Hispanic higher education. 

HACU currently has 477 member institutions that include 29 colleges and universities from Puerto Rico. 

Additional news video coverage is available from the PUCPR. click here.

The institutions in attendance are listed below. HACU member institutions are listed in bold.

Atenas College

Atlantic University College
Caribbean University, Bayamón
Carlos Albizu University
Center for Advanced Studies on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
Colegio Universitario de San Juan
Dewey University
EDP University of Puerto Rico, San Sebastián
Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla Campus
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Barranquitas
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Guayama
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metro Campus
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Germán

Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, System Central Office
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Arecibo
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Ponce
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez
Universia
Universidad Adventista de las Antillas
Universidad del Este, Carolina

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo

University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
University of Puerto Rico, Central Administration

University of Puerto Rico, Humacao
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
University of Puerto Rico, Ponce
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
University of Puerto Rico, Utuado

The HACU on the Road tour is designed to promote national and international dialogue about  Hispanic higher education.  Some of the locations the tour has visited in previous years are: Mexico City and Guanajuato, Mexico; Bogota, Colombia; Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY (N.Y.); Texas Tech University; St. Thomas University (Fla.); San Bernardino Community College District (Calif.); Maricopa County Community College District (Ariz.); Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas); University of Colorado Denver; and Northeastern Illinois University. Past invited guests have included chancellors, presidents of colleges and universities, superintendents of Hispanic-Serving School Districts, elected officials, corporate leaders, and other supporters of Hispanic higher education.