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June 14, 2017

updated 6/29

Increasing teacher diversity the focus of HACU’s Sixth Annual Deans’ Forum

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its Sixth Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education, a post-conference event of HACU's 31st Annual Conference. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, Calif.

This year’s Deans’ Forum will address the topic "Exemplary Practices: Developing Effective Hispanic Teacher Pathways," focusing on recruiting and retaining Hispanic teachers through institutional support. Presentations and discussions will address effective PK-12 strategies in teacher recruitment and preparation. Institutional and systemic factors that affect teacher success will also be discussed. Expert practitioners and scholars will share perspectives on ensuring teacher diversity that reflects the growing Latino student population. Some of the presenters will include: 

Tomás D. Morales, Ph.D., president of California State University, San Bernardino, will give the opening keynote presentation, "Successful Trajectories for Hispanic Students into Teaching Careers," which will be followed by two panels:

"Recruiting and Preparing Hispanic Teachers for Success—Effective Approaches" will be moderated by Carlos Cuauhtémoc Ayala, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education at Sonoma State University, and feature a panel including Margarita Bianco, Ed.D., Founder/Executive Director of Pathways2Teaching, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus; John K. Davis, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills; and Laura H. Dinehart, Ph.D., executive director, School of Education and Human Development, Florida International University. 

"Supporting and Retaining Hispanic Teachers—Including Roles of School Leaders" will be moderated by Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., dean of the College of Education at San Diego State University, and feature a panel including Jose Luis Alvarado, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education at California State University, Monterey Bay; JoAnn J. Canales, Ph.D., founding dean, College of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; and Jaime Chahin, Ph.D., dean, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University.

Eduardo M. Ochoa, Ph.D., president of California State University, Monterey Bay, will give the luncheon keynote presentation "It Takes a Village: Campus, Community Collaborations Supporting Hispanic Teachers," followed by closing remarks by John Moder, Ph.D., HACU senior vice president/COO, Alvarado, Johnson and Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Ph.D., assistant vice chancellor for teacher education and public school programs for the California State University, Office of the Chancellor.

Table discussions and a final summary analysis will be included as part of the forum.

Click here to download a PDF flyer. Click here to register.

The Deans’ Forum sponsored by California State University System is a post-conference event of HACU’s 31st Annual Conference, October 28-30, 2016 • Hilton San Diego Bayfront • California.