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June 29, 2010

Annual Conference to highlight best practices of HSIs

The HACU Annual Conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Building a Better Future for All,” will take place in San Diego at the start of the fall semester, beginning on Sept. 18.

Best practices in the education of Hispanics will be showcased under six tracks, including workshops such as:

  • Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Academic Progress and Graduation Rates of Latino Students: Challenges Addressed and Benchmarks of Excellence
  • An Innovative Approach to Increase Latino Student Participation in Higher Education in Challenging Times
  • Hispanic-Serving School District (HSSD) Roundtable: Creating Partnerships that Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Student Success, and more. Download the PDF of workshops.

Special features begin at 9 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 20, with “The Hispanic Cultural Heritage: A Rich Legacy,” international plenary featuring keynote speakers: Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo, Ambassador, Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. and Dr. Jorge Agustín Bustamante Fernández, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Baja California, Mexico and Special United Nations resource for the human rights of migrants. A Town Hall meeting on “The Impact of California Budget Cuts on Latino/a Students,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. that same day.  

Register today. To take advantage of discount rates, book your hotel at the conference rate by Aug. 25, 2010.

Photo caption: Workshop attendees at the 23rd Annual Conference.