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October 10, 2014

NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU delegation of Central American university representatives visit U.S. campuses

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)  has partnered with the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica and the Department of State to arrange U.S. university tours for representatives from Central American public and private universities. The purpose of the program is to explore and increase ties among higher education institutions in support of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative. The main focus is the exchange of students among institutions.

From Oct.7-16, representatives from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua will participate in campus tour activities that may include: meetings to discuss: internationalization issues at the administration level, student and faculty exchanges, Memorandums of Understanding, specific study abroad opportunities and requirements of host institutions, faculty exchanges in specific fields/ possible joint research projects as well as other areas of collaboration.

The tours, which began after HACU’s Annual Conference in Denver, includes two campus visits in the Denver area, four in Northern California area (San Francisco), four in Southern California area (Los Angeles), and ends with two in San Antonio.


Photo: Central American Delegation as they visit university campuses in the U.S.

The following are the dates and campus visits scheduled:    

  • Oct. 7 - Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Denver
  • Oct. 9 - California State University, East Bay, and Saint Mary's College of California
  • Oct. 10 - University of California, San Francisco - Mission Bay and San Francisco State University
  • Oct. 13 - California State University, Fullerton and University of California, Los Angeles
  • Oct. 14 - California State University, San Bernardino and University of Southern California
  • Oct. 16 - The University of Texas at San Antonio and St. Mary's University

The delegation is being led by Alicia Martinez, HACU Assistant Vice President for Programs, Services and International Affairs. Participants in the tour included:





Ing. Sergio Ernesto Carranza Vega


Universidad Autónoma de Santa Ana (UNASA)

El Salvador

Marisol Rojas Salas

Director of the Languages Program

Universidad Técnica Nacional

Costa Rica

Arturo Ernesto Enamorado Caraccioli

Director of International Programs

Universidad Técnica de Honduras


Néstor Alberto Gallos Zeledón


Universidad de Ingeniería


Olga Irene Rojas de Franco


Universidad Thomas More


María Luisa Sevillano

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Universidad de Oriente (UNIVO)

El Salvador

Olga Montero Ceciliano


Universidad Internacional San Isidro Labrador

Costa Rica

Roberto Rodríguez

Vice Chancellor

Universidad de Iberoamérica

Costa Rica

Israel Hernández Morales


Universidad de Iberoamérica

Costa Rica

Elizabeth Rodríguez Vargas

Assistant to the Chancellor

Universidad de Iberoamérica

Costa Rica

Alejandra Quiros Rodriguez    
Associate Provost of Administrative Affairs    Universidad Latino Americana de Ciencia y Tecnología, Costa Rica (ULACIT) Costa Rica


Related: HACU Delegation Visits Campus (CSUF News Service)