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Updated May 3, 2016

NJ Revilla-Garcia 

HACU on the Road goes to California State University, San Bernardino

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) President and CEO Antonio R. Flores addressed the state of Hispanic higher education during a HACU on the Road event on April, 27, 2016, at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).

The event included a PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Panel & Discussion, moderated by CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales, also chairman of HACU’s governing board. The panelists discussed the topic "Cradle to Career in San Bernardino" and included the following presenters:

  • Chancellor Bruce Baron, San Bernardino Community College District
  • Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre, San Bernardino County
  • Executive Director of Pre-College Programs Stephen Villaseñor, Ph.D., California State University, San Bernardino

The HACU on the Road event hosted by California State University, San Bernardino was sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. The HACU on the Road tour is designed to promote national and international dialogue about Hispanic higher education. 

Representatives from the following organizations were among those in attendance:

  • Baldy View Regional Opportunity Program
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • Cerro Coso Community College
  • Colton Joint Unified School District
  • El Camino College
  • Fontana Unified School District
  • Inland Empire United Way
  • Los Angeles Community College District
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Moreno Valley Unified School District
  • Rialto Unified School District
  • Riverside City College
  • Riverside County Office of Education
  • Riverside Unified School District
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District
  • San Bernardino Community College District
  • San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • University of Redlands
  • Victor Valley College
  • Victor Valley Union High School District

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.

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); Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico; University of Colorado Denver; and Northeastern Illinois University. 

Photo courtesy of Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

Top photo, panelists discuss "Cradle to Career in San Bernardino" at the HACU on the Road event at CSUSB.

Photo to the right, (L to R) Gaston Cantu, HACU student services director, Peter Villegas, The Coca Cola Company

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, Tomás D. Morales, California State University, San Bernardino president, Antonio R. Flores, HACU president and CEO and Brian Haynes, California State University, San Bernardino student affairs vice president. HACU on the Road goes to California State University San Bernardino on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016. The event included a PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Panel & Discussion, moderated by CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales, also chairman of HACU’s governing board.