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Seventh Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) invites college and university deans and senior administrators  to participate in the Seventh Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education. The purpose of this special forum is to provide an opportunity for networking and discussion on issues and opportunities for the academic success of Hispanic students in higher education.

In 2015, over 59 million Hispanics resided in the U.S., plus an additional 3.3 million in Puerto Rico. This represents approximately 18.2% of the overall U.S. population. However, only 17.2% of Hispanic adults have a baccalaureate degree or higher, compared to 38.1% for non-Hispanic whites.

Please see below a tentative agenda for the Seventh Annual Deans' Forum, a post-conference event of the 32nd Annual Conference. Additional details about the 2018 Forum will be published here as they become available. 


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:25 – 8:35 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
John Moder, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

8:35 – 8:45 a.m.

Sponsor Remarks

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Panel: "Building Relationships - Recruiting Hispanic Students"

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Table Discussions and Question & Answer Session

What strategies do institutions find effective in recruiting Hispanic students? How can institutions partner with school districts, outside agencies and nonprofits to identify and recruit more Hispanic students? What kind of outreach events can institutions coordinate to engage Hispanic families?

10:45 – 10:55 a.m.


10:55 – 11:55 a.m.

Panel: "Beyond Academic Intelligence: Non cognitive Skills and Student Success in a Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)"

11:15 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Table Discussions and Question & Answer Session

What strategies/programs do institutions find effective in retaining Hispanic Students?

12:25 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Closing Remarks

John Moder


Click here to register.

For information about the Dean's Forum, please contact:
Richard Montez
Director of Member Services
Phone: (210) 576-3246