June 3, 2022
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the nation’s champion of Hispanic higher education success and the only nationally recognized voice for the 559 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), has released its 2021 Annual Report.
In the Annual Report letter, HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores and HACU Governing Board, Chair and President of New Jersey City University, Sue Henderson provided an overview of accomplishments by the Association and how it met the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially regarding the effect it had on in-person events as well as celebrating HACU’s 35th Anniversary. Excerpt below:
“While we could not gather to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Association due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to acknowledge all the support of the countless individuals, member institutions, partner organizations and supporters who have made it possible to advance educational success for Hispanic-Serving Institutions and the students they serve. Even under these rapidly changing conditions during the pandemic, which have often required imagination and ingenuity to conduct our work, we held programs and events successfully.”
The Association persistently advocated for more funding for HSIs in partnership with member institutions, and results have been a substantial start in rectifying long-standing inequities. These include funding increases for HSIs, new HSI-related authorizing legislation, enhanced Pell Grant awards, student debt reduction, and other higher education initiatives.
The Annual Report highlights advocacy efforts, HACU’s membership, conferences and events, financials, leadership programs, student services and activities supported by HACU’s staff at its National Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, and regional offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California.
HACU thanks its sponsors, partners and donors for all their support and its Governing Board and Corporate and Philanthropic Council for their leadership and contributions to the Association.
Click here to view the 2022 Annual Report.