March 2, 2022   


HACU Statement on State of the Union Address

SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address.

“Last night, President Biden provided reassurance that we are heading in the right direction as we put the difficulties of the last two years behind us; however, HACU urges the administration to also support historic investments in Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), similar to HBCUs, at a commensurate level,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “While we appreciate President Biden highlighting the importance of postsecondary education and increasing the Pell grant, a commitment from the administration is necessary for the 569 HSIs, which have been severely underfunded and underserved over the last two decades, to educate and serve the 5.24 million students who represent the future of America’s labor workforce.”

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