Site Logo
HACU Tagline

October 8, 2018

NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU presents Awards of Excellence during 32nd Annual Conference

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities honored several individuals and organizations as part of its annual awards. Honorees were recognized during HACU’s Annual Conference,"Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Building America’s Future," Oct. 6-8, 2018, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis where Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave a welcome address during Monday's luncheon. 

The awardees were selected for their contributions to improving opportunities for college students and honored during conference events. Three awards were presented during the Opening Plenary and additional recognitions were made during the Power Lunch on Oct. 7 and the Partnership Lunch on Oct. 8:

Universidad Metropolitana received the Outstanding HACU-Member Institution award for excellence in support of HACU’s mission.

Jorge Caballero, Senior Partner at Deloitte Tax LLP, received the President's Award of Excellence for outstanding service to Hispanic higher education success.

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, U.S. Representative, received the Exemplary Policy Advocacy Leadership Award for exemplary leadership and support of HACU’s policy issues.

Deloitte received the Outstanding Private Sector Partner for outstanding leadership and support of HACU’s mission.

United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Research Service received the Outstanding Public Sector Partner for outstanding leadership and support of HACU’s mission.

For a complete list of all honorees click here


HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores with Jorge A. Caballero, Deloitte Tax, LLP; Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges and convener of the Power Lunch; Carlos M. Padin Bibiloni, chancellor of Universidad Metropolitana; and Ricardo Castillo of the Hispanic Outlook in Education magazine. 


HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores with Willis G. Collie, USDA-Agricultural Research Service; Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, City of Atlanta; Beatriz Espinoza, president, Coastal Bend College and convener of the Partnership Lunch; and Jorge Caballero, Deloitte Tax LLP.