December 12, 2022
HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores met with Ambassador of the United States of America to Mexico Ken Salazar. The meeting was part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Mexico.
Flores was among the Hispanic-Serving Institution leaders invited to participate in a series of activities and events. The focus of the discussions emphasized the importance of collaboration for academic exchanges and student mobility between the U.S. and Mexico.
The visit comes after the signing of an MOU with the U.S. Department of State in Oct. 2022. The MOU noted HACU’s support of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico educational and cultural programs and initiatives and facilitate interactions between the 554 HACU-member institutions and Mexican colleges and universities.
HACU will also promote the development of student mobility programs and reciprocal academic exchanges and support collaborative interactions between the public and private sector to implement innovative educational projects that will impact millions of students in the United States and Mexico.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico hosted the event as part of a yearlong celebration and commemoration with 200 events across the U.S. and Mexico the week of Dec. 12 to celebrate 200 years of diplomatic relations.