September 9, 2021

Chris de Hoyos

HACU to host a virtual Town Hall on immigration reform and the role of colleges, universities in shaping policy

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will host a virtual Town Hall, "The Time for Immigration Reform is Now: The Key Role Colleges and Universities Can Play in Shaping Policy," on Oct. 27, 2021, 4:30-6 p.m. CDT. The Town Hall is part of HACU’s 35th Annual Conference.

A panel of experts will discuss the key role colleges and universities can play in shaping immigration reform policies. The discussion will focus on the current immigration policy and its impact on Hispanic-Serving Institutions and the nearly 20 million college students enrolled in higher education nationwide.

The Town Hall will be moderated by Devorah Lieberman, Ph.D., president of University of La Verne. Speakers will include U.S. Senator John Cornyn; U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez; Michael Drake, M.D., president of The University of California; and Mark Hugo Lopez, Ph.D., director, Race and Ethnicity Research, Pew Research Center.


HACU’s premier conference on Hispanic higher education provides a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics and promotes and expands partnerships and strategic alliances for collaboration between institutions and public- and private-sector organizations.

Registration for HACU’s 35th Annual Conference “35 Years of Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success,” Oct. 25-27.and pre- and post-conference events is available here.