February 2, 2017
HACU president meets with California elected representatives
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ (HACU) President and CEO Antonio R. Flores visited Sacramento, Calif., on Jan. 31, 2017, to meet with key elected officials in the state. Flores and HACU Executive Director of Western State Legislative Affairs Maria Alvarez met with Senator Ricardo Lara, chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a leading voice in California on DACA and undocumented student issues, to discuss HACU’s federal and state policy priorities.
In addition to Lara, they met with the chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Senator Ben Hueso. Flores also visited Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty, chair of the Assembly Budget Sub 2 Committee on K-12 and Higher Education, Jose Medina, chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, and Eloise Reyes, a longtime supporter of HACU, to discuss HACU’s higher education policy initiatives.
HACU’s Western Regional Office is currently developing a higher education funding proposal for California’s public colleges and institutions which is targeted to help retain, transfer, and graduate underrepresented students. HACU will participate in an Assembly Budget Sub Committee Hearing on March 9, where Flores will present the proposal to legislators and representatives from the California Community College, California State University, and University of California systems.
HACU’s office in Sacramento, California represents its membership in the western region of the U.S.
Photos: (L-R) HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores with Senator Ben Hueso; Assemblymember Kevin McCarty; Assemblymember Jose Medina; and Assemblymember Eloise Reyes.