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Updated April 19, 2016

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HACU hosts “U.S., Cuba & Latin America Higher Education Collaboration Symposium” in Mexico

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) President and CEO Antonio R. Flores led the “U.S., Cuba & Latin America Higher Education Collaboration Symposium,” April 18 - 19 in Guadalajara, Jalisco México. The symposium, coordinated by HACU, brought together leaders from U.S., Cuban and Latin American higher education institutions and other high-level higher education representatives, to discuss expanding partnerships throughout the Western hemisphere. Among the proposed partnerships are student and faculty exchanges, dual degree programs, joint research projects, and language and cultural educational exchanges.

Representing HACU, along with Flores, was HACU assistant vice president for programs, services and international affairs Alicia Martinez. HACU Governing Board members included president of Los Angeles Mission College, Monte E. Pérez; president of CETYS Universidad Baja California, Fernando León García; and president of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Jorge Iván Vélez-Arocho​.

Panel discussions addressed “The Higher Educational Landscape in the U.S., Cuba and Latin America and Expectations for International Collaboration from Each Region’s Perspective” and “Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Collaborations within the Western Hemisphere.”

Prior to this event, Flores was honored in a special ceremony by Instituto de Administración Pública del Estado de Jalisco, for his work in ensuring Hispanic higher education success.

HACU-member institutions representatives expected to attend included:

  • AUPRICA - Asociación de Universidades Privadas de Centroamérica 
  • California State University, Fresno
  • CATIE-Tropical Agricultural Research & Higher Education Center
  • CETYS Universidad Mexicali
  • Escuela Especializada en Ingeniería ITCA-FEPADE
  • GAIA Escuela de Negocios
  • Goshen College
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • New Jersey City University
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Santa Monica College
  • St. Thomas University
  • Texas A&M University - San Antonio
  • The University of New Mexico
  • Union County College
  • Universidad Católica Redemptoris Mater
  • Universidad de Iberoamérica
  • Universidad Francisco Gavidia
  • Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología, Costa Rica (ULACIT)
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI)
  • Universidad Santa Paula
  • Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador
  • Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras (UTH)
  • Universidad Veritas
  • University of Central Florida

Representatives from Cuba institutions expected to attend included:

  • Universidad de Cienfuegos
  • Universidad de La Habana
  • Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria
  • Ministerio de Educación Superior
  • Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas
  • Universidad de Camagüey
  • Universidad Central “Martha Abreu” de Las Villas
  • Instituto Superior de Arte
  • Ministerio de Educación Superior
  • Universidad de Matanzas
  • Universidad de La Habana
  • Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría