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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 21, 2021

 

HACU statement on the selection of Eloy Ortiz Oakley for a temporary post with the Biden Administration

SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released the following statement on the White House’s selection of Eloy Ortiz Oakley as Special Advisor to serve in a temporary role to provide advice on higher education policy to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

“The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities applauds President Joe Biden on his selection of Eloy Ortiz Oakley to serve as Special Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “Mr. Ortiz has been a successful advocate and champion of California’s community colleges. His extensive professional experiences in higher education make him the ideal choice to promote the Biden Administration’s higher education policies.”

Eloy Ortiz Oakley has served as the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges since December 2016. Prior to that role, he served as the Superintendent and President of Long Beach City College, a position he held from 2007-2016. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in environmental analysis and design and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine. 

“HACU is committed to supporting and working with Mr. Oakley in his new role at the Department of Education,” added Flores.

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 in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California. This year HACU celebrates its 35th Anniversary since its founding. Additional information is available at www.hacu.net.

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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