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HSSD Advisory Council

An innovative and exciting initiative has been the formation of the HSSD Advisory Council.  The council, comprised of higher education administrators, HSSD Superintendents, and community leaders, was created to give voice to the issues affecting K-12 education.  The Advisory Council has been charged with developing an advocacy agenda, creating collaboration opportunities and resource development for HSSDs.

  • Mission Statement

The Hispanic-Serving School Districts (HSSD) Affiliation was created to address the pipeline issues of Hispanic education by bringing together K-12 educators and higher education officials.

  • List of Members

Hispanic-Serving School Districts

Mr. Pablo Muñoz (CO-CHAIR)
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Elizabeth <st1:placename w:st="on">Public Schools (NJ)   

Dr. Arturo Delgado
<st1:placename w:st="on">San Bernardino <st1:placetype w:st="on">City Unified <st1:place w:st="on">School Districts (CA)

Dr. Deborah Healy
Director of Guidance & Counseling
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Northside <st1:placename w:st="on">Independent <st1:placetype w:st="on">School District (TX)

Dr. Kevin Mendivil
Director of Certified Personnel
<st1:city w:st="on">Mesa Unified <st1:place w:st="on">School District #4 (AZ)

Higher Education Institutions    

Dr. Silas Abrego
Acting Vice President of Student Affairs
California State University-Fullerton (CA)

Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Texas <st1:placename w:st="on">A&M <st1:placetype w:st="on">University-San Antonio (TX)

Dr. Sharon K. Hahs
Northeastern <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Illinois <st1:placetype w:st="on">University (IL)

Dr. Carlos Hernandez
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">New Jersey <st1:placetype w:st="on">City <st1:placetype w:st="on">University (NJ)

Dr. Robert Zeigler
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">San Antonio <st1:placetype w:st="on">College (TX)

Community Based Organization

Ms. Lily Eskelsen
National Education Association (D.C.)

Mr. Luis Malforo
Vice President
American Federation of Teachers (D.C.)

Dr. Peter J. Negroni
Senior Vice-President Relationship Development
The College Board (NY) 

Dr. Paul Ruiz
Sing for Hope and Justice (TX) 

Mr. Ranjit Sidhu
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
ACT, Inc. (IA)