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Monday, April 20  

Session / Speakers

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Pre-conference Session I: Funding Opportunities for HSIs

Moderator: Alicia Diaz,
Interim Chief Advocacy Officer, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Presenters:

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

Beatriz Ceja-Williams
Director, Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division
Office of Postsecondary Education
U.S. Department of Education

 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break
 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Pre-conference Session II: Funding Opportunities for HSIs

Moderator: Josue Damian-Martinez, Government Relations Coordinator, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Presenters:

Evelyn Kent
Program Director, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions Program,
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
U.S. Department of Defense

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

Tuesday, April 21


Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Opening Plenary: Update in the HEA Reauthorization and its Impact on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

Moderator: Alicia Diaz,
Interim Chief Advocacy Officer, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Panelists:

The Honorable Robert King
Assistant Secretary of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
U.S. Department of Education

Terry Hartle
Senior Vice President
Government and Public Affairs
American Council on Education

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Break 

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Early Afternoon Session
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Shaping the Economy and the Workforce

Moderator: David Ortiz, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Operations, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Panelists:

David Williams
Policy Director
Opportunity Insights

Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Ph.D.
Chancellor
City University of New York

Nicole Smith, Ph.D.
Chief Economist
Center on Education and the Workforce
Georgetown University

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Break 

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Late Afternoon Session
2020 Congressional Elections and Changing Demographics

Moderator:  Erica Romero, Assistant Vice President for State Advocacy, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Panelists:

James Woodworth, Ph.D.
Commissioner
National Center for Education Statistics

Andrew Kreighbaum
Federal Policy Reporter
Inside Higher Ed

Michael Macagnone
Staff Writer
CQ Roll Call

4:30 - 5:00 p. m. 
State Delegation Information and Q&A Session

Alicia Díaz
Interim Chief Advocacy Officer
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Erica Romero
Assistant Vice President for State Advocacy
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Student Advocacy 101

Erica Romero
Assistant Vice President for State Advocacy
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Wednesday, April 22


11:00 a. m . - Noon

HSI Policy Update from Congressional Leaders

Moderator: Alicia Díaz,
Interim Chief Advocacy Officer, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 

Panelists:

Norma Salazar
Legislative Assistant
Office of Rep. Raul M. Grijalva

Noon - 5:00 p.m.

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