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November 14, 2018

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities meets with Host and Advisory Council in Chicago

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities staff members were in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 14, 2018, for its first 33rd Annual Conference Host and Advisory Council meeting held at the Hilton Chicago, site of the 2019 conference. 

 HACU's 33rd Annual Conference, "Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Meeting the Challenge of Prosperity and Equality," Oct. 5-7, 2019, will also include a Student Track renamed as the HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute, an International Plenary, Town Hall, Exhibit Hall, a College and Career Fair, as well as two days of workshops discussing emerging trends in higher education affecting Hispanics and HSIs. Pre- and post-conference events will also be offered. For more information on the Conference, click here.

 Thank you to participants of the first meeting 33rd Annual Conference Host and Advisory Council meeting: 

Alberto Ortega, consultant    

Alfonso Barrera, president & CEO of HispanicPro

Antonio Martinez, executive director, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago

Aurélio Valente, Ed.D., vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, Governors State University

Brenda Jones Watkins, special assistant to the president, Triton College

Brian King, Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC

Cindy Herrera, global talent manager, Aon

Claudia Mercado, Ed.D., assistant provost for enrollment, Harper College

David Potash, Ph.D., president, Wilbur Wright College, City Colleges of Chicago

Desiree Pointer Mace, Ph.D., Associate Director and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Alverno College

Eduardo Garza, Ed.D., president, Richard J. Daley College, City Colleges of Chicago

Evelyn Kim, associate director, risk finance & captive consulting, Aon

Fernanda Ethur, manager, Talent ADM – Archer Daniels & Midland

Gillian Stewart-Wells, Ph.D., provost, Judson University

Ignacio López, president, Harold Washington College, City Colleges of Chicago

J. Damian Ortiz, clinical professor and director, John Marshall Law School

Jacqueline Black, associate director of Hispanic initiatives, Marquette University

Jaime Viteri, president & CEO, Digital Latinos, Inc. (Chicago Latino Network)

Jessica Moreno, assistant dean for developmental education, Waubonsee Community College

Jillian, Radke, US head of campus recruitment, Aon

Jose L. Perez, chairman & CEO, Hispanics in Energy

Juan Salgado, chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D., president, Saint Xavier University

Letty Velez, president & CEO, visionary co-funder, Vélez Global Enterprises & IC Genius

Louis J. Franco, president & CEO, BeneFinity, LLC

Luis Santos-Rivas, director Latino resource center, Northern Illinois University

Major Venancio O. Castro, battalion executive officer, US Army Recruiting Battalion - Chicago

Martha Gutierrez, senior director of public and government affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago

Martin Cabrera, Jr., CEO, Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC

Peggy James, dean, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Reyes González, Ph.D., president, St. Augustine College

Stephanie Flores, senior HR analyst, rewards, Aon

Teresa Hernando, cultural activities coordinator, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago