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July 02, 2018

Chris de Hoyos

HACU 17th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute agenda and speakers announced

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced the agenda of its 17th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, pre-conference event taking place on Oct. 6, 2018, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia.

The one-day Institute for faculty, staff and administrators will focus on strategies for moving up the faculty and administrative ladders in higher education. The morning speakers will include Rodrigo Renteria-Valencia, Ph.D., Central Washington University and Sofia Ramos, Ph.D., Luminario Education Strategies, followed by roundtable workshops and a luncheon.

An afternoon keynote address by Joseph Castro, Ph.D., president, California University State, Fresno, will be followed by a Presidents’ Panel. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Ph.D., president, Queens College, CUNY and Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D., chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges along with two other presidents will conclude the panel presentation for the day. 

Roundtable discussions will include the following topics:

  • Managing Money: Balancing expenditures and generating income - Budgets, Funding Sources, and Enrollment Management
  • Strategic Planning: Moving an agenda forward – Visionary Planning, Campus Planning, and Communications
  • Managing People: Getting the most out of your teams - Faculty Recruitment and Engagement, Team Building, and Conflict Resolution

The 17th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, is a pre-conference event of HACU's 32nd Annual Conference, Oct. 6-8, 2018, taking place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia.

For any inquiries about the institute, contact Maria Alvarez, executive director of western legislative affairs.