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October 31, 2019 

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

HACU announces Governing Board Members for 2019-2020

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities named four new governing board members, elected a new chair and officers. Board members serve three-year terms with the opportunity to be re-elected for a second term.

HACU Governing Board officers are as follows: chair Monte E. Pérez, president of Los Angeles Mission College; vice-chair Sue Henderson, president of New Jersey City University; treasurer Margaret Venable, president of Dalton State College; secretary Mike Flores, chancellor of Alamo Colleges District; and past chair Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, chancellor of The City University of New York.

Newly elected board members include:

Adela de la Torre, president of San Diego State University. De la Torre is the first woman to serve as the president of SDSU. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.




Reyes M. González, president of St. Augustine College. He earned a bachelor’s from the Illinois Institute of Technology, two master’s from DePaul University, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.




Emma Grace Hernández Flores, president of Universidad de Iberoamérica, San José, Costa Rica. She earned a bachelor’s from the Escuela Libre de Derecho and a doctorate from the Universidad Complutence de Madrid.




David Méndez Pagán, rector of Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo. He earned a bachelor’s from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus, and a master’s and doctorate from New York University.



HACU extends its sincere thanks to members completing their terms and for all their contributions during their service to the board: Tomás D. Morales, president of California State University, San Bernardino; Fernando León García, rector of CETYS Universidad Baja California Mexicali, Baja California; Beatriz Espinoza, former president of Coastal Bend College; and Carlos M. Padín Bibiloni, chancellor of Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Cupey, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For a listing of HACU Governing board members, click here

Photo: Members of the HACU 2018-19 Governing Board before HACU’s 33rd Annual Conference.