Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) invites college and university deans and senior administrators  to participate in the 
11th Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education: "Building a Culture of Inclusiveness, Respect and Tolerance" This dynamic forum provides an opportunity for participants to build relationships and share ideas that can have a lasting impact on Hispanic higher education and your campuses.

In 2019, 60.6 million Hispanics resided in the U.S and 3.2 million lived in Puerto Rico. This represents approximately 18.5% of the overall U.S. population. Yet, as of 2019, 22.5% of the total U.S.  adult population (aged 25+) held a bachelor’s degree compared to just 13.1% of the U.S. Hispanic population.

The Deans' Forum focuses on bringing diverse perspectives from renowned speakers who have hands on experience in implementing innovative and creative practices in educating Hispanic and other underrepresented minorities. Participants will not only have an opportunity to engage in dialogue with our panel of experts but will also be able to network and learn from each other. Below please find a tentative agenda for the virtual 11th Annual Deans' Forum, a post-conference event of the virtual 36th Annual Conference. 


October 11, 2022 

(Subject to change)

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 8:50 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D.
President and CEO

8:50 - 9:00 a.m

Introduction of Theme and Forum Format

Lisa Alcorta, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Programs and Operations

9:00  9:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Ph.D.
Dean, Clinton School of Public Service
University of Arkansas

 9:30 a.m.  9:50 a.m.


9:50 11:50 a.m.

Sharon Stroye
Director, Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center
Rutgers University - Newark

11:50 a.m.  12:10 p.m.

 Break and Lunch Service

12:10 - 12:40 p.m.

Closing Presentation

Martha Garcia, Ph.D.
College of the Dessert

12:40 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks


Click here to view the Event Flyer. 
To register, click here.

For information about the Deans' Forum, please contact:
Richard Montez
Executive Director of Member Services
Phone: (210) 576-3246
E-mail: richard.montez@hacu.net

Keynote Presentation

Gina Ann Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
University of Pittsburgh