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November 5, 2014

NJ Revilla-Garcia


HACU’s Commission on International Education announces new chair

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced that Fernando León García, Rector of CETYS Universidad Baja California, will serve as chair of HACU’s Commission on International Education. León García’s tenure as chair began on Oct. 4, 2014, and runs through 2016.

The Commission advises HACU on its international education mission, programs, events and strategic plans. It helps identify opportunities for collaboration between HACU’s U.S. and international members including student and faculty exchanges, joint research projects, and other ways of internationalizing education at HACU-member institutions. 

"Fernando León García has already contributed greatly to HACU’s international efforts and it’s fitting that he serve as chair of this key commission that provides a great deal of guidance and support in HACU’s international efforts and initiatives,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores.

“We are also very fortunate to welcome as a new member Maria Hernandez Ferrier who will no doubt be a key player with international relations during her three year term in the commission,” said Flores. 

HACU’s Commission on International Education is composed of higher education leaders that share an expertise in the internationalization of higher education.

The 2014-15 members include:

  • Fernando León García, Rector (Chair) CETYS Universidad Baja California
  • Maria Hernandez Ferrier, President Texas A&M University, San Antonio, Texas
  • Sue Henderson, President New Jersey City University
  • Marvin Martinez, President East Los Angeles College
  • Margaret M. McMenamin, President Union County College (NJ)
  • Agnes Mojica, Chancellor Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Germán
  • Eduardo M. Ochoa, President California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President Queens College, CUNY (NY)

Currently, HACU’s international membership includes forty-eight International Members in 9 countries outside the U.S. HACU continues to be very active internationally. 

In 2014, HACU and several of its member presidents visited Spain, Brazil and Costa Rica. Others trips are planned to Latin America in 2015. León García, who serves on HACU’s Governing Board, was among the HACU leaders who presented a session on HACU at the III Universia Presidents International Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 29, 2014.

HACU’s 11th International Conference is scheduled to take place February 25-27, 2015, in Guadalajara, Mexico, followed by a post-conference symposium at the Universidad de Guanajuato, also in Mexico.

Photo: (Top) Fernando León García, Rector of CETYS Universidad Baja California, chair of HACU’s Commission on International Education during a meeting.(Bottom)  Maria Hernandez Ferrier, President Texas A&M University, new member of HACU’s Commission on International Education.