March 3, 2020

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

HACU and ASA host Ascending Leaders Forum at The University of Arizona

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and American Student Assistance welcomed more than 125 students to the Ascending Leaders Forums, on March 4, 2020, at The University of Arizona. The Ascending Leaders Forum is an initiative to promote staff diversity in senior leadership positions at colleges and universities.

The one-day Forums are designed for high school students to gain a better understanding of career opportunities available at colleges and universities, beyond traditional teaching. Students hear from presenters, meet with representatives from admissions, financial aid and career services offices, and meet college students to learn about student life. A campus tour is included.

Area high schools participating:

  • Arizona College Prep Academy
  • Catalina High School
  • Changemaker High School
  • Rincon High School
  • Sahuaro High School

HACU and ASA are also partnering with the following institutions for events in 2020: California State University, San Bernardino; New Jersey City University; and Queens College. An event was held at the University of Houston in 2019. Students from area Hispanic-Serving School Districts are among the participants of the Ascending Leaders Forums.