The Hispanic Association of
Colleges and Universities (HACU)
established the HACU Hall of Champions to honor those who embody the
mission of the Association through exemplary efforts “To Champion
Hispanic Success in Higher Education.” The tenth and eleventh inductees
into the HACU Hall of Champions are Milton A. Gordon, Ph.D, and Eliseo Torres, Ph.D, who were honored on
October 28, 2017 during HACU's 31st Annual Conference.
Eliseo “Cheo” Torres has served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of New Mexico, a four-year state research university, based in Albuquerque, NM, since January 2, 1996. Before he came to the University of New Mexico, Dr. Torres served as Vice President for External Affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He also taught in the Bilingual Doctoral Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He has served as Interim President, Vice President for Student Affairs and Special Services, Director of the University’s Center for Continuing Education, and also as Assistant to the President. For two years preceding his appointment to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville staff, he was with the Texas Education Agency in Austin.