FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2022
SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce the 39 fellows who will be part of the fourth cohort of its Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo. The program is designed to increase diverse representation in executive and senior-level positions in higher education.
Fellows participate in an array of leadership development activities preparing them for leadership roles in the full spectrum of institutions of higher learning, with an emphasis on Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Emerging HSIs.
The one-year fellowship program includes webinars and three seminars, with an orientation webinar on Sept. 21, 2022. The first seminar will be held in Oct. 2022 in conjunction with HACU’s 36th Annual Conference. The second seminar will be held in Washington, D.C., in April 2023, at HACU’s National Capitol Forum. The third seminar will take place at an international seminar to be held in the spring or summer of 2023.
The Leadership Academy faculty consists of current and former presidents, chancellors and senior administrators and brings over 100 years of combined experience in serving various sectors of higher education, including private/public universities, community colleges and faith-based institutions. Mentorship with a university president is a key component, as well as the development of a special project designed to have an impact at the Fellow’s current institution.
Special thanks to Carnegie Corporation of New York, Capital One and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) for their support in providing fellowships to selected recipients.
The Fellows and their home institutions are:
Kathaleen Acosta, Ed.D., Dallas College
*Erika Allen, College of Southern Idaho
Amanda Corona, University of California, San Diego
Carlos Cruz, Ed.D., Dallas College
*Marlene De La Cruz-Guzmàn, Ph.D., Viterbo University
Julie Dinger, Ph.D., Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Guillermo Escalante, D.Sc., California State University, San Bernadino
Maruth Figueroa, Ed.D., University of California, San Diego
Heidy Frías, M.D., Texas A&M University
*Sandra D. García, Ed.D., The University of Texas at San Antonio
Diana Garza, Ph.D., Boise State University
Ana María González, Universidad Ana G. Méndez
Ángel González, Ph.D., New Jersey City University
**Yhovana Gordon, Ed.D., D.N.P., Florida International University
*Grace Gutiérrez, Ph.D., University of the Incarnate Word
Juan B. Gutiérrez, Ph.D., The University of Texas at San Antonio
Andrea I. Guzmán, Ed.D., University of Central Florida
Melanie Hernandez, Ph.D., California State University, Fresno
*Elena Hernández Burke, Alverno College
*Rocío D. Hernández, Ed.D., Ventura College
*Laura M. Hunt, DBA, University of the Southwest
Joan Jaimes, Ph.D., San Antonio College
Tatyana Karaman, Ph.D., Western Oregon University
Heather C. Macías, Ph.D., California State University, Long Beach
*Sara A. Mata, Ph.D., Newman University
Fred Millán, Ph.D., State University of New York at Old Westbury
***Néstor Montilla, Ph.D., Lehman College of The City University of New York
**Alesandra C. Morales-Vélez, Ph.D., Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Gilberto Mosqueda, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Marisa Moyet-Lugo, Malcolm X Community College
**Jonathan Muñoz Barreto, Ph.D., Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Isabel de los Ángeles O'Connor, Ph.D., San Diego Mesa College
*Brittany R. Padilla, The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus
María E. Pérez y González, Ph.D., Brooklyn College, CUNY
*Yoel Rodríguez, Ph.D., Hostos Community College, CUNY
Vanessa Tejada, Ed.D., California Institute of Technology
**Janie Valdés, Ed.D., Florida International University
Steven T. Wuhs, Ph.D., Oregon State University
René Zenteno, Ph.D., The University of Texas at San Antonio
*Carnegie Fellowship recipient
**Capital One Fellowship recipient
*** American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Fellowship recipient
More information about the HACU Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo is available at www.hacu.net/leadershipacademy.
This news publication was made possible (in part) by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New
York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.