The 13th Annual Deans’ Forum is an outstanding, half-day experience for faculty and staff who are currently serving in the role as a dean or aspire to serve in this role at some point in their career. 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 engage in dialogue with a panel of experts and network and learn from each other.  

Below please find the agenda for the 13th Annual Deans' Forum, a post-conference event of the 38th Annual Conference.  

November 4, 2024

(Subject to Change)

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Onsite Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:05 a.m.

Event Kickoff / Introductions

Paul Machen, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Institute for Professional Leadership

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

8:05 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Antonio Flores, HACU President/CEO, or designee

8:15– 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.


9:10 – 10:00 a.m.

Presentation #2

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.


10:10 – 10:40 a.m.

Sponsor Presentation

10:40 – 11:00 a.m.

Dean's Forum Reflection Activity

Dr. Paul Machen

Executive Director, Institute for Professional Leadership, HACU

11:00 – 11:10 a.m.


11:10 – 11:55 a.m.

Senior Administrator Panel (Former Deans)

11:55 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Wrap -Up and Evaluations

To register for this post conference event, click here.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Paul A. Machen II Ph.D.
Executive Director, Institute for Professional Leadership
Phone: (210) 576-3229


Keynote Presentation

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