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July 18, 2019

Updated September 25, 2019

Chris de Hoyos

HACU 18th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute agenda and speakers announced

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced the agenda of its 18th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, pre-conference event taking place on Oct. 5, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.  The theme of the event is “Advancing Your Career While Maintaining Your Authentic Self.”

The one-day Institute for faculty, staff and administrators will focus on strategies for moving up the faculty and administrative ladders in higher education. The morning speakers will include Sofia Ramos, Ph.D., Luminario Education Strategies and Salvador Mena, Ph.D., vice chancellor for student affairs, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Roundtable sessions will explore the three key skills needed for higher education leaders to excel and advance up the ranks. The luncheon keynote address will be given by Jesse Ruiz, deputy governor for education, Office of Governor JB Pritzker, State of Illinois.  The afternoon speaker will be Mariam Lam Ph.D., associate vice chancellor and chief diversity officer, University of California, Riverside.

A Presidents’ Panel including: Donna M. Carroll Ph.D., president, Dominican University; Deborah L. Ford Ph.D., chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Juan Salgado, chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago and Robert Vela Ed.D., president, San Antonio College will conclude the presentations for the day.


The 18th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, is a pre-conference event of HACU's 33rd Annual Conference, Oct. 5-7, 2019, taking place at Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Click here for PDF flyer.

Online registration is extended through Sept. 26, 2019.