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November 10, 2020

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

HACU announces two new members to its Governing Board for 2020-2021

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has named two new governing board members. 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:

Greg Peterson, Ed.D., is the president of Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona. He has a passionate commitment to the community college system and its mission of access and success for all students. Having once been a first-generation community college student, he has spent his entire academic and administrative career advancing its goals. Peterson began his higher education at Clackamas Community College in Oregon. He earned a doctorate in educational administration with an emphasis in community college leadership from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a master's in postsecondary, adult, and continuing education from Portland State University and a bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University.

Federico Zaragoza, Ph.D., is the president for the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada. He heads one of the largest multi-campus higher education institutions in the country with enrollments of approximately 50,000 students. He is a distinguished lecturer in technical and industrial education, including basic skill integration. Zaragoza earned a doctorate in urban education from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He holds a master’s degree in adult and vocational education, a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and an educational specialist degree in industrial and technical education from the University of Wisconsin–Stout.

HACU extends its sincere thanks to members completing their terms and for all their contributions during their service to the board: Joseph I. Castro, president of California State University, Fresno and Maria Harper-Marinick, former chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges.

For a listing of HACU Governing board members, click here

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Sacramento, California and Washington, D.C.

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