May 9, 2024

HACU recognized in San Antonio City Council session

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities was recognized by the City of San Antonio, Texas, during a City Council session on May 9, 2024. HACU was formally recognized by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and District 7 Councilwoman Marina Alderete Gavito for its work representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The Association has headquartered in San Antonio since its inception, and recently broke ground on a new facility to house an expanding roster of initiatives and programs supporting Hispanic higher education.

HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores addressed members of the Council to thank them for the recognition and accepted a certificate on behalf of the Association.

The certificate noted that, “As the only national association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), HACU has made an abiding commitment to transform San Antonio into a hub for HSI initiatives, greatly benefitting the City and institutions worldwide.”

HACU was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen colleges and universities including the following San Antonio higher education institutions: Our Lady of the Lake University, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, St. Mary's University, and the University of the Incarnate Word.