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July 28, 2016

Lupe Flores

Equity and inclusion the focus of HACU’s Fifth Annual Deans’ Forum

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its Fifth Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education, a post-conference event of HACU's 30th Annual Conference. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas. Click here to view agenda.

The Deans’ Forum will address the topic "A Dean’s Role in Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Equity and Inclusion," focusing on the role of deans in developing and supporting a campus culture of equity and inclusion. Presentations and discussions address challenges faced in transitioning an institution into a multicultural environment, and programs that foster inclusion and equity. Expert practitioners and scholars will share their experiences in creating and expanding an institutional atmosphere that welcomes all students, faculty and staff members into a college and university community.

James E. Brenneman, Ph.D., president of Goshen College, will give the Keynote Presentation: Intercultural Transformation of a Midwest Mennonite College: ¡Si Se Puede!  A morning panel, "Deans’ Role in Developing a Campus Culture of Equity and Inclusion, " will feature Jo Ann Canales, Ph.D., professor and founding dean, College of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi; Elizabeth A. Dooley, Ed.D., vice provost for Teaching and Learning, and dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Central Florida; and Armando Rivera-Figueroa, Ph.D., dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, East Los Angeles College. The noon panel, "Deans’ Role in Specific Campus Programs that Promote Equity and Inclusion," will have Jaime Chahin, Ph.D., dean and professor of the College of Applied Arts, Texas State University; Allison Davis-Blake, Ph.D., Leon Festinger Collegiate Professor of Management and special advisor to the provost, University of Michigan; and Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D., vice provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and director UCI ADVANCE Program, University of California, Irvine.


Table discussions will follow the keynote speaker and panels, and a summary analysis will be presented at the end of the forum. Click here to download a PDF flyer. Click here to register.

The Deans’ Forum is a post-conference event of HACU’s 30th Annual Conference, October 8-10, 2016 • Grand Hyatt San Antonio • Texas. For the latest conference updates download the “HACU 2016” conference app at the App Store or the Android App on Google Play. Information about advertising, exhibit hall and sponsorship opportunities are available online.