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HACU Capitol Forum in
Hispanic Higher Education Leaders Head to the Hill to Address New Congress
The annual Capitol Forum, sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), is set for March 25-27 in
Attending HACU’s Capitol Forum will be leaders in the Hispanic higher education community, HSI college presidents and the association’s federal and corporate partners. Participants will directly meet with key members of the House and Senate. At stake in this congressional season is nearly a half billion dollars needed to successfully educate the nation’s largest minority group and fastest-growing labor pool.
“No doubt, Hispanics are changing the face of our nation’s colleges,” reports José Jaime Rivera, president of the University of the Sacred Heart in
HACU officials will push for the reauthorization of key legislative acts and offer amendments to the Higher Education Act (HEA) and propose changes to the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (Farm Bill). They will also propose changes to current and future legislation impacting HSIs and the Hispanic community such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) and the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, and advocate for increased funding opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as minority health issues.
HACU represents more than 450 colleges and universities located in the
This year’s Capitol Forum is sponsored by Nelnet and Office Depot.