April 26, 2016
HACU president honored for work in ensuring Hispanic higher education success
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) president and CEO Antonio R. Flores was honored in a special ceremony by Instituto de Administración Pública del Estado de Jalisco (IAPEJ) on April 15, 2016, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico for his work in ensuring Hispanic higher education success.
This award comes at a special time for HACU as it celebrates 20 years of service from Flores, who has been president and CEO of HACU since February 1996. He has been a leading voice for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), with advocacy efforts garnering almost $3 billion in federal funding for HSIs. Flores earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and has received numerous recognitions and honors for his contributions to higher education.
The Institute of Public Administration of the State of Jalisco and Municipalities, AC, is involved in the development and dissemination of public administration and administrative sciences, and also provides training, consulting, continuing education and research in the field of public administration.
This year, HACU celebrates 30 years since its founding in 1986. HACU’s membership represents more than 450 colleges and universities that collectively serve two-thirds of the 3 million Hispanic students in U.S. higher education across 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and include 46 leading higher education institutions in Latin America and Spain.
First. (Left to right) Director General of Higher Education Gustavo Padilla Montes; President Jose Guillermo Vallarta Plata, IAPEJ; and HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores.
Second. (Left to right) Director General of Higher Education Gustavo Padilla Montes; HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores; President Jose Guillermo Vallarta Plata, IAPEJ; and Vice-president Efrain Robles Vela, IAPEJ.
Photos provided courtesy of IAPEJ.