Oct. 28, 2023

HACU kicks off 37th Annual Conference in Chicago

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities officially kicked off its 37th Annual Conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Diversifying our Workforce and Strengthening America,” with approximately 2,500 registrants on Oct. 28, 2023. The conference taking place on October 28-30, in Chicago includes the !Adelante! Leadership Institute for students, and Exhibit Hall and pre-and post-conference events.

The Opening plenary was convened by Dania Matos, J.D., vice-chancellor for equity & inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley, with a presentation of colors by the Phoenix STEM Military Academy, followed by the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.After HACU president and CEO Antonio R. Flores gave the State of HACU address, two honorees were inducted into HACU’s Hall of Champions.

Hall of Champions 2023 inductees:

Devorah Lieberman, Ph.D. President of University of La Verne.

Norman I. Maldonado MD., Professor of Medicine, and President of the University of Puerto Rico System from 1994-2001.

Sponsor and Partner remarks were given by representatives of USDA, Dominion Energy, Google, Capital One and title sponsor Exelon.

A total of eleven honorees will be recognized for their contributions to improving opportunities for college students during the three-day conference events. The awards will be presented during various events of HACU’s 37th Annual Conference.   

Download a PDF of HACU 2022 Awardees here.

HACU’s 37th Annual Conference was made possible thanks to support from its Sponsors and Partners