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 April 9, 2018

Source: Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Forum Advocates for Enhanced Hispanic Higher Education Legislation

by Tiffany Pennamon

WASHINGTON — The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) convened educators and thought leaders from Hispanic Serving Institutions to advance the organization’s legislative agenda during the 23rd Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education.

Conversations throughout the forum focused on ways to increase Hispanic representation in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sector, advocacy suggestions for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and other efforts to increase federal investment in Hispanic higher education and HSIs.

Dr. Antonio R. Flores

Dr. Antonio R. Flores, president and chief executive officer of HACU, opened the forum with a declaration that HSIs “need and deserve” greater support from members of Congress across the country.