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June 28, 2017 

HACU President and CEO in Washington D.C. to discuss the importance of HSIs

The Hispanic Association Of Colleges and Universities' (HACU) President and CEO Antonio R. Flores is in Washington, D.C., to meet with Members of Congress on the value of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and the critical need for equitable funding and support at the federal level. The end of the fiscal year and the impending summer recess for Congress means that budgeting for HSIs needs to be addressed before these deadlines.

Flores met on June 28 with Rep. Ruben Kihuen to discuss the value of HSIs and HACU’s mission in advocating for them, as well as the role of the newly created Congressional HSI Caucus and the importance of increased federal investment for HSIs. Flores also discussed HACU’s mission and the newly funded National Science Foundation HSI program with Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto, the nation’s first Latina Senator.

Flores and HACU Government Relations staff took advantage of his presence in the Capitol to visit with the USDA E. Kika De La Garza Fellows (see related article here), most of whom are from HACU-member institutions. 

HACU Presidents Antonio R Flores and HACU Government Relations staff in DC meetings with (Left photo)  Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto and staff; (Center photo) Rep. Ruben Kihuen with HACU President Antonio Flores: and (Right photo) USDA E. Kika De La Garza Fellows.