July 29, 2022

HACU announces speakers of 21st Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced the agenda and speakers of its pre-conference 21st Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute taking place, Oct. 8, 2022, in San Diego, California. The one-day Institute will focus on essential skills and strategies for moving up the faculty and administrative ladders in higher education during challenging times.

Speakers and presentations will focus on key and timely topics for leading in new ways under the theme “Fostering Culturally Competent Leadership.” The Institute will include a morning keynote by Rafael D. Alvarez, San Diego City College, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement, program director. A White House Fellows Program presentation by Erica Gonzalez, deputy secretary for equity and strategic initiatives, California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.

A lunch keynote address will be given by Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D., chancellor of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), and an afternoon keynote address will be given by Ilder Betancourt Lopez, Ed.D., vice president of learning and student success, Pierce College.

Concurrent roundtable workshop presentations will focus on the topic, “Preparing Ourselves for Effective Higher Education Leadership,” with presentations by:

  • Jillian Kinzie, Ph.D., interim co-director of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement
  • Linda García, Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Maria Angelica Garcia Ed.D, president, Berkeley City College
  • Romero Jalomo, Ph.D., vice president of student affairs, Hartnell Community College District
  • Rafael D. Alvarez, program director, San Diego City College Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement

The Institute will conclude with a Presidents' Panel, including: Martha Garcia, Ed.D., superintendent/president, College of the Desert; Milagros Peña, Ph.D., president, Purchase College, SUNY; Steven R. Gonzales, Ed.D., interim chancellor, Maricopa County Community College District; and Abel Antonio Chavez, Ph.D., president of Our Lady of the Lake University.

For detailed agenda, click here. The pre-conference event is part of HACU's Annual Conference.