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January 18, 2019

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia 

HACU delegation of university representatives from Spain to visit area campuses in San Antonio, Texas

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and local institutions in the San Antonio area, will welcome a delegation of higher education representatives from Castilla y León, Spain, Jan.22-25, 2019. The delegation is set to visit with representatives of four area colleges to further explore possible collaborative partnerships. 

According to Alicia Martínez, assistant vice president for programs, services and international affairs at HACU, the idea for the delegation visit came after HACU President and CEO Antonio R Flores met with government officials from Castilla y León during a visit to Spain in May of 2018.

“The Ministry of Education for the Region of Castilla y León expressed great interest in bringing representatives of some of their universities to visit with universities in San Antonio, Texas, to discuss possible collaborations,” said Flores. 

Flores says the visits will provide opportunities to explore possible collaborations in areas such as bilingual teacher training programs, dual degrees, student and faculty exchanges, and other programs.

Martinez will accompany the delegations to the scheduled visits located in San Antonio, San Marcos and Austin, Texas.

The following are the dates and locations of the visits:    

  • Jan 22 - HACU Headquarters, San Antonio and St. Edward’s University (Austin)
  • Jan 23 - The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Jan 24 - University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio)
  • Jan 25 - Texas State University (San Marcos)

Participants in the tour will include:

  • Fernando Rey Martínez, J.D., minister of education for the region of Castilla y León
  • Pilar Garcés García, Ph.D., general director of universities and research for the region of Castilla y León
  • Manuel Pérez Mateos, Ph.D., chancellor, Universidad de Burgos
  • Elena Vicente Domingo, Ph.D., vice chancellor of internationalization, mobility and cooperation, Universidad de Burgos
  • Juan Francisco García Marín. Ph.D., chancellor, Universidad de León
  • Roberto Baelo Álvarez, Ph.D., vice chancellor of international relations, Universidad de León
  • Efrem Yildiz Sadak, Ph.D., vice chancellor of international relations, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Antonio Largo Cabrerizo, Ph.D., chancellor, Universidad de Valladolid
  • Abel Calle Montes, Ph.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs, Universidad de Valladolid
  • Paloma Castro Prieto, Ph.D., vice chancellor for internationalization, Universidad de Valladolid

Photo Caption: HACU welcomes Spain delegation at HACU headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.