February 28, 2022
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced that U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona will be a speaker during the preconference day of the 27th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education, virtual event.
During a special session recently added to the agenda on April 4, 2022, from 11-11:30 a.m. EDT, HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores will welcome Secretary Cardona to address key higher education issues.
Secretary Cardona’s focus on equity and excellence for all learners has driven his work at all levels of the education sector. He has led the federal government’s effort to support states in reopening America’s public schools for in-person learning amid the recovery from the pandemic, to nearly 100 percent of schools open today. Under Secretary Cardona’s leadership, the U.S. Department of Education also has distributed historic funding through the American Rescue Plan to support K-12 schools and colleges.
Following the welcome remarks by Secretary Cardona, a series of pre-conference sessions focused on funding opportunities for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), will include presenters from the following government agencies: National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy and NASA Langley Research Center.
The pre-conference sessions are offered free to HACU members and registrants of the Capitol Forum. More than 300 participants are expected to attend HACU’s Capitol Forum on April 5-6, 2022, the premier HACU advocacy event for HSIs. This virtual format will provide an opportunity for increased attendance participation in a safely and at lower cost at what has become a powerful national platform for winning public- and private-sector support for HSIs.
All Capitol Forum sessions will be closed events and off-the record.