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August 5, 2010

HACU president named among most influential Latino leaders

HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores has been named by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of the "Top 101 Influential Leaders in the Latino Community” (June 2010 issue). Flores was recognized for his commitment to the improvement of education for Latinos.

During his tenure as president of HACU, the magazine noted, the association has nearly tripled its membership (from 161 members in 1996 to 455 in November 2009), expanded its programs three-fold, and increased annual federal funding for Hispanic-serving institutions from $12 million in fiscal year 1995 to over $100 million in fiscal year 2009.

The publication predicted that “Flores will continue to make sure his powerful voice is heard on issues that impact Hispanic-serving institutions.”

HACU congratulates the following education leaders who were also among those recognized by the magazine:

  • Francisco G. Cigarroa, Chancellor of the University of Texas System
  • France Córdova, President of Purdue University
  • David Hayes-Bautista, Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, UCLA
  • Mario J. Molina, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
  • Robert Suro, Professor at the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California

The “Top 101 Influential Latino Leaders” featured on the list also include national leaders in government, the corporate sector, arts and entertainment, and other fields.  Latino Leaders, “The National Magazine of the Successful American Latino,” is published eight times a year and features a list of the top influential leaders annually.