October 15, 2018
Hispanic Outlook names HACU President/CEO Antonio Flores as “Hispanic of the Year”
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities President and CEO Antonio R. Flores was recognized for his leadership on behalf of Hispanic-Serving Institutions during the Power Lunch of HACU’s Annual Conference on Oct. 7, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Ricardo Castillo of Hispanic Outlook in Education magazine spoke of Flores’ career accomplishments and presented The “Hispanic of the Year” Award to Flores on behalf of the magazine. Flores is featured in the Sept./Oct. issue of the magazine for being “an individual who has had a longstanding and distinguished career in improving the status and success of Hispanics in higher education.”
Ricardo Castillo of Hispanic Outlook in Education, HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores and HACU Governing Board member, Maria Harper-Marinick during the “Hispanic of the Year”Award presentation on Oct. 7 during the Power Lunch of HACU’s Annual Conference.
Flores has served as President/CEO of the Association for more than 20 years and is the Associations’ longest-serving president. During his tenure, the Association has nearly tripled its members and its budget. HACU has expanded its programs three-fold, significantly improved legislation for HSIs, increased annual federal funding for HSIs from $12 million in fiscal 1995 to $267 million in in FY 2018. Flores is nationally recognized leader for his work within the Latino community and higher education.