FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2022
SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced that due to public health and safety concerns related to the pandemic and recommendations from officials in the local D.C. area, it will host its 27th National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education as a virtual event on April 5-6, 2022. This is the third year that this event will be hosted in a virtual setting and is expected to provide attendees the varied sessions and opportunities as the in-person event.
The Capitol Forum is the premier HACU advocacy event offering its members, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and advocates the opportunity to meet with policymakers, federal government leaders, allied organizations, corporate, and philanthropic representatives to shape and promote an agenda for Congress and the country.
“The safety of everyone is our priority and hosting the Capitol Forum in a virtual format will allow us to continue our work of advocating on behalf Hispanic-Serving Institutions with members of Congress and senior federal officials, while ensuring the health and safety of all participants,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “Participants can expect a robust agenda and opportunities to engage in advocacy sessions and hear from presenters on the latest legislative priorities for HSIs.”
HACU’s Legislative Agenda will be presented during the Capitol Forum. In addition, sessions and speakers will offer key information to support advocacy efforts for higher education. An advocacy workshop will also be offered for college students. Video and/or teleconference meetings with members of Congress will be scheduled in place of Capitol Hill visits. The Association will also host free pre-conference workshops. The HACU Leadership Academy seminar and other business meetings held at the Capitol Forum will also be conducted via the virtual platform.
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 in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C and Sacramento, California.