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HACU-Kellogg Leadership Fellows Program

The HACU Leadership Fellows Program is designed to increase the number of Hispanic senior-level leaders at Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs). Currently, Hispanics make up less than 4 percent of all college presidents. In an effort to increase this number, HACU selects ten Fellows every year and provides them with training aimed at developing the leadership skills needed to be a successful senior-level administrator. The HACU Leadership Fellows Program also focuses on developing skills needed to manage issues unique to HSIs.

The HACU Leadership Fellows Program is part of a collaborative effort under the aegis of the Kellogg MSI Leadership Fellows Program aimed at increasing the number of senior-level leaders at MSIs. As a benefit of this collaboration, several times a year HACU Fellows undergo joint training sessions with Fellows from programs directed by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and by the National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO). Consequently, graduates of the HACU Leadership Fellows Program are not only trained to be successful administrators but, even more importantly, are formed as transcending leaders prepared to handle the challenges facing today’s diverse higher education community.

All three programs in the collaboration are funded by a four-year $6 million dollar total grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

2005-2006 HACU-Kellogg Fellows

(Back Row: L to R) Mr. Jose Luis Morin, Associate Professor & Department Chairperson, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Dr. Adriana Segura Professor, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio; Dr. Manuel Avalos, Associate Vice Provost for Research & Faculty Development, Arizona State University; Dr. Gerardo M. Gonzalez, Director, National Latino Research Center, Professor of Psychology, California State University, San Marcos; (Front Row: L to R) Dr. Dorothy J. Duran, NNMCC El Rito Campus Director, Northern New Mexico Community College; Dr. Linda Y. de la Vina, Dean, College of Business, University of Texas at San Antonio; Dr. Waded Cruzado-Salas, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, New Mexico State University; Dr. Rita Martinez-Purson, Dean of Continuing Education, University of New Mexico; Dr. Mari Fuentes-Martin, Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, The University Of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College; Dr. Miguel A. Gonzalez, Interim Associate Dean & Director for the School of Engineering & Computer Science, The University of Texas Pan American.

See the program video

For more information, contact:
Marie E. Arias, Director of Leadership Development, at (210) 576-3217 or by email.