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May 18, 2016

HACU News /NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU Student Success Symposium to be held at St. Mary’s University

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will be holding a Student Success Symposium at St. Mary’s University on May 23, bringing together approximately 100 invited participants to hear about student success strategies, best practices and resources.

The HACU symposium, coordinated with the assistance of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, will be among the HACU-member institutions presenting and will also include Texas State University, and The University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as other presenters from institutions. Two rounds of concurrent sessions will be part of the morning agenda.

Four concurrent sessions from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

  • Project MALES: Our Response to the Educational Imperative of Improving Outcomes for Latino Males
  • Key Metrics of Student Success and Using Data to Show your Success
  • PIVOT for Academic Success
  • HACU Programs that Support Student Success 

Four concurrent sessions from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Changes to FAFSA and their Impact on Student Success
  • Common Experience/Common Reading
  • Co-constructing the Role of Parents and Families in Ensuring College Success for Students of Color
  • Visualizing your Student Success Plan: Mapping the Redesign of
    Community College Pathways

The symposium will include a Student Panel, followed by a Keynote Address by Laura I. Rendón, Ph.D., professor and co-director of the Center for Research & Policy in Education, The University of Texas San Antonio.

Some of the presenters are featured below. 

Representatives from the following institutions and organizations are expected to attend the Symposium.

  • Adams State University (Colo.)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.)
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Capital Community College (Conn.)
  • Central Community College (Neb.)
  • Council of Greater Bexar County (Texas)
  • Del Mar College (Texas)
  • Excelencia in Education (DC)
  • Gateway Community College (Ariz.)
  • GE Aviation (Texas)
  • Laredo Community College (Texas)
  • Mercy College (N.Y.)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas)
  • Palo Alto College (Texas)
  • San Antonio College (Texas)
  • Santa Fe College (Fla.)
  • Schreiner University (Texas)
  • St. Mary's University (Texas)
  • St. Philip's College (Texas)
  • Sul Ross State University (Texas)
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • Texas State University
  • The University of New Mexico-Valencia
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Universidad del Turabo (PR)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (Texas)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (Texas)
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • University of the Incarnate Word (Texas)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (WI)
  • Weber State University (Utah)
  • Western Michigan University (Mich.)
  • Western Oregon University

The HACU Student Success Symposium is a follow-up event from an initial Student Success Collaborative that paired two community colleges, two four-year public institutions and two four-year private institutions, all Hispanic-Serving Institutions, in an institutional mentoring program. The aim was for institutions to learn from each other how to better retain and graduate Hispanic students. The original program also involved six Historically Black Colleges and Universities and six Tribal Colleges and Universities in similar mentoring pairs, and offered opportunities for all three sectors to learn from each other.