May 30, 2024

HACU releases its Platform Issues and Recommendations for 2024 Presidential Candidates

SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released for consideration its “Platform Issues and Recommendations for Presidential Candidates in 2024.” HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores requested a response on their perspectives in a letter to the candidates for President of the United States on the issues outlined in the policy document.

A summary of critical issues include: Increasing Higher Education funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs); Develop Capacity Building; Expanding the Medical Profession Pipeline; Strengthening Education at PK-12 Hispanic-Serving School Districts and HSIs; Advancing Comprehensive Immigration Reform; Increasing Hispanic Representation in Federal Work Force Management; and Increasing the Number of Hispanic Political Appointees.

“HACU has submitted similar documents to the main candidates for each presidential election over the years highlighting issues and recommendations identified as strategically important to the Association,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores

HSIs across the nation educate more than 5.2 million students from diverse backgrounds, including two-thirds of the 3.6 million Hispanic college students. HACU-members and supporters are urged to include these issues in their discussions with candidates and advocate for greater attention to the needs of Hispanic higher education and the increasingly important role Hispanics play in the U.S. workforce and American society at large.

HACU has requested official responses from the presidential candidates by June 28, 2024. The Association will share the responses received from candidates on these issues of national importance, as voters consider candidates for the 2024 Presidential election.

To download a copy of HACU’s Platform Issues and Recommendations 2024, click here.

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain, and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C and Sacramento, California.