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Sept. 23, 2019

 Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

HACU to host Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, PreK-12/Higher Education Collaborative Symposium on Oct. 5; Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education on Oct. 8 in Chicago

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will host its 33rd Annual Conference "Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Meeting the Challenge of Prosperity and Equality" Oct. 5-7, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago, in Chicago, Ill. Among the events to be hosted are the following pre-conference and post-conference events. Online registration will be available through Sept. 26, 2019. Onsite registration will be available. 

Oct. 5 

18th Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute 

The 18th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, pre-conference event will take place on Oct. 5, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 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 them of the Institute is "Advancing Your Career While Maintaining Your Authentic Self." The roundtable workshops topics include: Process to Action: How to Recruit Diverse Faculty; When Doing Your Job Leads To Controversy; Budgeting for Student Access and Success Within Existing Resources, while Growing the Funding Sources; Multi-Institutional Alliances: Communication, Buy-In, and Sustainabilty; and Transformational Change to Achieve Equity. 

A joint networking lunch will feature a keynote address by Jesse Ruiz, deputy governor for education, Office of Governor JB Pritzker, State of Illinois. An afternoon speaker, followed by a Presidents’ Panel moderated by John Moder, Ph.D., former president of St. Mary’s Universities will include: 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. For agenda, click here.

Fifth PreK-12/Higher Education Collaborative Symposium

Fifth PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium, a pre-conference event, taking place Oct. 5, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Symposium will feature presentations on student success initiatives implemented between colleges, universities and school districts. Panel presentations on “Using Data to Address Inequity,” “Creating STEM Career Pathways,” and “Addressing Inequities through Collaborative Partnerships,” will each be followed by group discussions. 

A joint networking lunch will feature a keynote address by Jesse Ruiz, deputy governor for education, Office of Governor JB Pritzker, State of Illinois. Participants will also receive a HACU government relations update on the HERE Act (Hispanic Educational Resources and Empowerment Act) that would create a new grant program to support partnerships and collaboration between Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and school districts that educate the majority of Hispanic students. For agenda, click  here

Oct. 8 

Eighth Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education

The Eighth Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education, a post-conference event taking place on Oct. 08, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will focus on equity in higher education and its impact on economic and social mobility outcomes. The half-day event will begin with a keynote presentation, followed by a panel discussion on “How Institutions are Increasing Equity and Driving Economic and Social Mobility” for Hispanic students. The Forum will close with a presentation by Scott E. Evenbeck, Ph.D., president of Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, CUNY. For agenda, click here.