Site Logo
HACU Tagline
Conferences / Highlights from 9th IC 

9th International Conference

February 23-25, 2011

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Keynote Addresses and Presentations


Keynote Speakers


Thursday, February 24, 2011
Plenary Session I
“International Academic Collaboration: Promoting Best Practices”

Hugo Ñopo
Lead Research Economist in Education
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Bogota, Colombia
“The Challenge of Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean”


Friday, February 25, 2011
Plenary Session II
"Facilitating International Parnterships:  Resources and Strategies"

The Honorable D. Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo
Ambassador of Spain in the United States
Washington, DC 
"International Partnerships: Resources and Strategies"

Silvia Kofler
Minister Counselor
Head of Press and Public Diplomacy
Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America
Washington, DC
"Turning Mirrors into Windows: International Education and the Transatlantic Partnership"


Friday, February 25, 2011
"The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Intenrational Education:  History, Context and Future"

Dr. Salme Harju Steinberg
President Emerita
Northeastern Illinois University
Member, HACU Commission on International Education
Chicago, IL
“Signposts in the History of International Initiatives by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities: A Continuing Dialogue” 

Manuel J. Fernós
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Central Office
San Juan, PR 
"The Role of Internationalization of Universities in the 21st Century" 



Session 1  - Presentation A 

Ruth E. Lugo, Ph.D.
Dean, Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education
Metropolitan College of New York
New York, NY     

Moisés Silva, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Research and Quality Assurance
Universidad Mayor
Santiago,  CHILE
"International accreditation: Results and reflexions from a ground breaking experience in Chile"


Session 1 -   Presentation B

Fernando León García, Ph.D.
CETYS University
Mexicali, Baja California        MEXICO 

Laura Victoria Carrillo de Anda
International Accreditations Director
CETYS University
Mexicali, Baja California     MEXICO 
"Improving quality in education from a cross-border perspective: The effects of a U.S. accreditation process  within Mexico's Higher Education Systems, a shift in paradigm"


Session 3   - Presentation B 

Profr. Roger Boston
Rockwell Endowed Chair/Faculty
Houston Community College Southeast
Houston, TX       

Sandra Lebron-Lozada
Instructional Design Coordinator
Houston Community College Southeast
Houston, TX   
"Beyond borders: Mobile tools for facilitating international education"

Remarks by Profr. Roger Boston


Session 4 - Presentation A

Serena Davila
Executive Director of Legislative Affairs
Hispanic Association of Colleges of Universities (HACU)
Washington, DC

Laura Maristany
Executive Director of Legislative Affairs
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Washington, DC
"A legislative perspective on international cooperation"


Session 4 - Presentation B

Dana Richey
Global Partnership Development
USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
Washington, DC
"International development opportunities for Hispanic-Serving Institutions" 

Calvina Allen Dupre
Minority Serving Institutions Program Coordinator
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Washington, D.C.   
"International development opportunities for Hispanic-Serving Institutions"    


Session 5 - Presentation A

Teresa DeHerrera
Director TRiO
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO

John Sunnygard
Director Global Education
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO
"PeaceJam in Guatemala - Engaging global realities through international service learning”


Session 5 - Presentation C

Wilfredo Colón, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Science and Technology
Ana G. Mendez University System
Carolina, PR
"Internationalizing the coastal ecosystems curriculum, FIPSE United States-Brazil student exchange programs at the Ana G. Mendez University System"


Session 7 - Presentation B 

Benjamín Vélez, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Assessment in the Education Department
Education Department
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
Arecibo, PR   
"Teaching competences in the evaluation and assessment of the learning and development of distance education"


Session 8   - Presentation A 

Irma Yolanda Razo-Abundis
Universidad del Golfo de California
Cabo San Lucas, BCS          MEXICO
"Evaluation and crediting in bridges construction for international cooperation: UGC case"

Session 9 - Presentation A

James A. Mello
Assistant Provost for Financial Planning (HACU Faculty/Staff Caucus Member)
University of Hartford
Hartford, CT
"Hispanic income inequality in the United States: a case for and against internationalization"

"Remarks by James A. Mello" 


Session 9 - Presentation B 

Jeannie Caicedo Torres
Director of International Cooperation and Development.
Universidad del Norte|
Barranquilla, Atlántico   COLOMBIA 
"Building bridges for cooperation from the Colombian Caribbean: The Uninorte experience"

 Session 10 - Presentation A  

Ruth Claros-Kartchner, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
University of Arizona South
Tucson, AZ         
"The impact of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities on the deaf population in global education" 


Session 10 - Presentation B 

Juan Meraz
Coordinator, Diversity Outreach and Recruitment, Office of the Provost
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO    

Rosemary Maroun Shehin
International Coordinator
Secretaría de Educación, Gobierno de Jalisco
Zapopan, Jalisco   MEXICO 
"Developing student and faculty exchange programs and professional initiatives between Secretaría de Educación, Gobierno de Jalisco and Missouri State University"


Session 11 - Presentation B 

Amas Aduviri
Director, CAMP Program
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR       

Luis Alonzo García
Director Migrant Student Services
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI   
"College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP): Building collaboration with Mexico through the MSU International Engagement and the Binational Migrant Education Initiative"


Session 12  - Presentation A

International Education & Exchange
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA  

Juanita Razo
Associate Dean
Leadership & Multicultural Development Programs
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA   
"Global Leadership Certificate"