January 10, 2022


HACU statement on California Governor Newsom's 2022-23 Budget Proposal

SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 State Budget.

“The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities applauds Governor Newsom for making additional investments in higher education, including financial aid and many equity-centered proposals in the January Budget,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores.

“HACU looks forward to working with the California Administration and the Legislature to pass a higher education budget that reflects the needs of institutions of higher education and the financial aid of students, including increasing all the Student Academic Preparation and Education Programs (SAPEP) proportionally, providing additional resources to close achievement gaps as well as hire additional underrepresented faculty and staff in all segments.”

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, D.C, Puerto Rico, 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.


HACU Media Contact:
Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

Christopher de Hoyos
Assistant Director of Communications and Social Media
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities