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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 16, 2021

Hispanic-Serving Institutions receive historic donations 

SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities congratulates the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) that received donations from philanthropist, author and activist MacKenzie Scott and her husband Dan Jewett. HACU and the higher education community it represents expresses its gratitude to them for investing in HSIs and the students they serve.

“HACU is grateful to MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett for their generous donation to Hispanic-Serving Institutions across the nation. These funds are a major contribution to these institutions that, as HSIs, are underfunded and overlooked,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “HSIs are engines of upward mobility for millions of students and these funds will make a substantial impact on their ability to educate our nation’s future leaders.”

In her blog, Scott states “Higher education is a proven pathway to opportunity, so we looked for 2- and 4-year institutions successfully educating students who come from communities that have been chronically underserved.”

HSIs that received donations include:

  • Amarillo College
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Brazosport College
  • Broward College
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • California State University, Channel Islands
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Chaffey Community College
  • College of the Desert
  • El Paso Community College
  • Hostos Community College (CUNY)
  • Florida International University
  • Lehman College (CUNY)
  • Long Beach City College
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • Palo Alto College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Porterville College
  • San Antonio College
  • San Jacinto Community College
  • Southwest Texas Junior College
  • Texas A&M International University
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • West Hills College Lemoore
  • Whittier College

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 Washington, D.C and Sacramento, California.

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HACU Media Contact:
Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
210-576-3206
njgarcia@hacu.net

Christopher de Hoyos
Assistant Director of Communications and Social Media
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
210-576-3242
chris.dehoyos@hacu.net