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April 2, 2019

Chris de Hoyos

HACU chief development & marketing officer serves on panel on diverse workforce

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities was among the presenters at a panel on, "HBCUs, HSIs, and Community Colleges: The Gateways to a Diverse Workforce," at the Building a Diverse and Skilled Tech Workforce event on April 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Sandra Espinoza Holt, chief development & marketing officer for HACU joined panelists Daniel Lufkin, Ed.D., Paul D Camp Community College, Charlene Dukes, Ph.D., Prince Georges Community College; and David Wilson, Ed.D., Morgan State University.    

The focus of the panel was to ensure policy leaders understand the critical role that HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and community colleges play in educating our current and future tech work force. Topics covered were some pioneering new programs and ways in which companies, Congress, and civil society can help these institutions expand their mission and attract more students into these critical skilled fields.

The event, presented by the Verizon Foundation and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship was designed to put the issues facing’s America’s tech workforce, including the shortage of skilled workers and the lack of diversity, front and center for the new Congress and highlight how HSIs, HBCUs, and community colleges are leading the way when it comes to efforts to develop and diversify our tech workforce and grow our economy.

Photo: Sandra Espinoza Holt, chief development & marketing officer, HACU