September 4, 2020

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

HACU Webinar to provide an overview of Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will offer a webinar “Celebrating HSIs Week,” on the history of Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT. Register here

The webinar will include a discussion on the value Hispanic-Serving Institutions provide to students and communities across the nation and the importance of HSIs Week being observed Sept. 14-20, 2020, during Hispanic Heritage Month. The webinar will also discuss ways to celebrate National HSIs Week during these uncertain times. The University of Central Florida and the University of Arizona will discuss how they are commemorating National HSI Week. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Anyone interested in learning more about the important role HSIs play in educating students is encouraged to participate in the free webinar.


Richard Montez, director of member services, HACU 


John Aguilar, executive director of legislative affairs, HACU, works with the development and advancement of HACU’s legislative affairs and relations with Congress, the Administration and Federal Agencies, relevant to legislation and policies affecting Hispanic-Serving Institutions. 

Cyndia Morales Muñiz, Ed.D., director of HSI culture and partnerships, University of Central Florida, provides strategic leadership in the development and execution of UCF’s Hispanic-Serving Institution goals and policy. She also serves as the university representative for national partnerships with a focused mission on Latino student success and federal funding programs designed to strengthen Minority-Serving Institutions.

Marla Franco, Ph.D., is the assistant vice provost for HSI Initiatives at the University of Arizona. She has worked in higher education for 20 years in California and Arizona, having served in various roles within academic and student affairs to champion greater college access and equity for underserved and minoritized students.