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Posted Aug 17, 2016

Updated Sept. 3, 2016

HACU to host its second PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium, Oct. 8, San Antonio, Texas

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its second PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium, a pre-conference event of HACU’s 30th Annual Conference. The symposium will take place Oct. 8, 2016, noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas, and will feature the panel discussion, "Achieving Equity in Education through Collaborative Programs."

The HACU PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium will also include discussions on successful models of collaboration that lead to systemic change and underscore the importance of matriculating, retaining and graduating minority students.

The keynote for the lunch "How can foundations help institutions promote student success?" will be given by Douglas Wood, Ed.D., Ford Foundation, program officer for Youth Opportunity and Learning. 

Featured speakers include:

  • Monte E. Pérez, Ph.D., president, Los Angeles Mission College      
  • Juan Garcia, assistant vice president, Office for the Advancement of Underserved Learners ACT
  • Olga Hugelmeyer, superintendent, Elizabeth Public Schools
  • Joseph Kulhanek, Ph.D., assistant vice president, Office of P-20 Initiatives, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Carmella Salinas, president of New Mexico Early Educators United and executive vice president for Early Learning, AFT New Mexico


The event benefits higher education leaders, PreK-12 administrators and other community stakeholders by encouraging communities to implement collaborative practices highlighted during the symposium.

Online Registration will be available until September 16. Onsite Registration will be available.  

Download a flyer here.