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October 3, 2008
HACU media contact:
Norma Jean Revilla-García
  or mobile 210-954-3553 

Town hall to be broadcast live on HITN

-Presidential Platform Issues to be discussed

The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) will host a town hall meeting as part of its 22nd Annual Conference. The town hall will be broadcast live by HITN on Monday, October 13, 3:30-5 p.m. (Mountain Time) as a special on Hispanic Higher Education. Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have been invited, along with a panel of HACU-member presidents.

Attendees and viewers will be encouraged to visit to e-mail presidential candidates to advocate on behalf of HSIs and Hispanic higher education. 

The program will focus on key HACU Presidential Platform Issues, including:

  • Federal funding gap between HSIs and non-HSIs
  • Inclusion of HSIs in federal statutes and regulations focused on higher education
  • Gap in federal employment of Hispanics

About HACU

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU is the only national association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Recently, HACU was named one of the nation’s top Hispanic non-profits by Hispanic Business magazine (May 2008). HACU is committed to assuring higher education access and success for Hispanic students.


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