Thursday, October 28, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) invites college and university deans and senior administrators  to participate in the virtual 10th Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education "Deans as Transformative Agents: Improving Hispanic Graduation Rates, Fundraising and Industry Partnerships." 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 10th Annual Deans' Forum, a post-conference event of the virtual 35th Annual Conference. 

Time Zone CDT

October 28, 2021 

(Subject to change)

11:00 11:10 a.m. 

11:10 11:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

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

Sponsor Remarks

 11:15 11:30 a.m.
Introduction of Theme and Keynote Speaker

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

11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D.
California State University, Fresno

 12:00 12:30 p.m.
12:30 12:45 p.m.  Break

12:45 1:45 p.m.

Institutional Presentations

Jennifer L. Rosato Perea, J.D.
Dean and Professor of Law
DePaul Unversity - College of Law

Charles R. Martinez, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
The University of Texas at Austin

Derek McGowan
Head of Talent Pathways and Partnerships

1:45 2:25 p.m.

Moderator Response and Group Discussion 

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

Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D.
California State University, Fresno

2:25  2:30 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
Director of Member Services
Phone: (210) 576-3246

Keynote Presentation

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