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September 11, 2017

Special Edition:
31st Annual Conference

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HACU's 31st Annual Conference is 47 days away 
This special edition newsletter has the latest information on pre-and -post conference events, awards and workshops detailing the latest, best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics. During the Partnership Lunch the Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer of the City of San Diego is expected to give a welcome address. 
Register today - online registration closes on Oct. 13.

Conference Headlines

HACU Town Hall to focus on creating opportunities for Hispanics through media and education
Celebrity speakers Cheech Marin, Diane Guerrero will be joining David Villarino Gonzalez and host Rick Najera for HACU Town Hall presentation by Latino Thought Makers "Latinos are the Solution, Not the Problem: How Latinos in Media and Education Are Changing the Narrative and Creating Opportunities Now More than Ever." The Town Hall takes place Monday, Oct. 30 and is part of the HACU Conference. Flyer  

HACU to induct Milton A. Gordon and Eliseo Torres into Hall of Champions
The 2017 inductees into the HACU Hall of Champions will be the late Milton A. Gordon, former president of California State University, Fullerton, and Eliseo Torres, vice president for Student Affairs at the University of New Mexico. See PDF for all Honorees.

Five honorees to receive awards at HACU Annual Conference
HACU will present its President's Awards of Excellence at the Annual Conference including the Outstanding HACU Member Award to New Jersey City University. Honorees to be recognized for their service include: The Honorable Gonzalo P. Curiel; The Honorable Susan Davis; William V. Flores, Ph.D.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). See PDF for all Honorees.

International Plenary to highlight international education and prosperity
As part of HACU's Annual Conference, the International Plenary: “International Education as a Key Driver of Western Hemispheric Prosperity,” on Monday, Oct. 30, will be moderated by Fernando León Garcia, Ph.D. and include speakers Francisco "Paco" Palmieri, Salvador Malo Alvarez, Ph.D., and Román Macaya Hayes. More>>

Preliminary HACU Student Track scholarships announced
HACU is expecting more than 750 undergraduates at its Student Track component, which takes place in conjunction with HACU’s  Annual Conference. See preliminary list of students to be attending on scholarshipsMore>> 

HACU/Deloitte to award $10,000 to an accounting student
Eligible accounting students have until Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, 5 p.m. central time to submit an application for The Jorge Caballero Student Leadership Award of up to $10,000, to be presented at HACU's Annual Conference. More>>

HACU/Solution Generation to award a $10,000 Leadership in Climate Change Awareness Award to an institution
HACU-member institutions with innovative and effective outreach efforts in climate and sustainability solutions on their campus and broader community have until Sept. 18, 2017, 5 p.m. EST to apply for a $10,000 award to be presented to a single institution at HACU’s Annual Conference. More>> 


HACU’s PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium
HACU will host a one-day Third PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium as a pre-conference event on Oct. 28 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Topics of discussion will be on student engagement, expanding diversity in the teacher pool, pathways for students to restart their education and more. More>>

HACU’s Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute 
A keynote address on “System and Campus Leadership on DREAMer and DACA Students” given by Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges, will open the 16th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute and follow with various presentations. The pre-conference event takes place Oct. 28 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. More>>


HACU’s Sixth Annual Deans’ Forum
HACU will host its Sixth Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education on Oct. 31, 2017. The focus of the event will be on recruiting and retaining Hispanic teachers.  More>>

HACU hosts its first Trustees’ Forum
The inaugural Trustees’ Forum on October 31, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in San Diego, Calif., will focus on collaboration strategies for advocacy efforts at the state and federal level, specifically for trustees who engage in advocacy on behalf of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions they serve. More>>

Exhibit Hall / College and Career Fair
San Diego residents and visitors are invited to attend HACU's College and Career Fair in the Exhibit Hall, Sunday, Oct. 29 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Details on workshops to be presented will be available soon.

Volunteers Opportunities
Live in the San Diego area and interested in volunteering for HACU's Annual Conference? Volunteer in exchange for an opportunity to attend the conference. Click here to download a PDF for more information. 

Thanks to all our friends and partners!
Special thanks to the 31st Annual Conference Host & Planning Committee for their support on this event. Thanks also to National University, the host institution of the Youth Leadership & Development Forum.

Special thanks to 31st AC Sponsors and Partners