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ote: All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

 

MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021

 

SESSION / SPEAKERS

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.


Pre-conference Session I: Federal Funding Opportunities for HSIs

Moderator:
Marla Franco, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives
The University of Arizona


Panelists:

Erika Camacho, Ph.D.
Program Director, Improving Undergarduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Programs)
National Science Foundation

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break
2:45 - 4:15 p.m.


Pre-conference Session II
: Federal Funding Opportunities for HSIs

Moderator
Moises Almendariz
Director, HSI Initiatives
Hartnell College

Panelists:

Irma Lawrence, Ed.D. 
National Program Leader
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture

 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Advocacy 101 (Session is offered again on Tuesday, April 13.)

Presenter:
Erica Romero
Interim Chief Advocacy Officer
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021

 

Noon - 1:30 p.m

Opening Plenary  

"Higher Education Priorities for the 117th Congress"

Welcome Remarks:
Antonio Flores, Ph.D. 
President & CEO 
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Monte Pérez, Ph.D.
President
Los Angeles Mission College
Chair, HACU Governing Board

Moderator:
Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D.
Chancellor
University of California, Merced
Member, HACU Governing Board

Panelist:
Terry Hartle

Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs
American Council on Education

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Break 

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Early Afternoon Session
"Impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic-Serving Institutions and the Congressional Response"

Moderator:
Sue Henderson, Ph.D.
President
New Jersey City University

Panelists:
Félix Matos Rodríguez, Ph.D.
Chancellor
The City University of New York

Rebecca Stoltzfus, Ph.D.
President
Goshen College

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Break 

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Late Afternoon Session
"Human and Capital Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities for K-12 and Higher Education: Federal Investments and Shortcomings

Panelists:
Ted Alejandre
County Superintendent
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
Prepping for your Congressional Visit: HACU's Asks

Alicia Diaz, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, HACU
Ben Melano, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, HACU
Erica Romero, Interim Chief Advocacy Officer, HACU

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Advocacy 101

Presenter:
Erica Romero
Interim Chief Advocacy Officer
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021


11:00 a.m. - Noon Congressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions Policy Update

Moderator:
Adela de la Torre, Ph.D.
President
San Diego State University
Member, HACU Governing Board

Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Congressional Meetings
(Meeting times vary according to state delegations. Schedule will be provided.)


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to see a list of 26th Annual National Capitol Forum Participating Institutions.