HACU’s Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, a dynamic, one-day virtual forum for faculty, staff and administrators at any stage of their careers, will focus on strategies for moving up the faculty and administrative ladders in higher education. Speakers and roundtable discussions will explore essential topics under the theme "Leadership in a Time of Adversity." The day concludes with a panel comprised of top Latina/o presidents.

Time Zone: CDT

Wednesday
October 20, 2021
 Agenda 
(Subject to Change)

 
11:00 – 11:10 a.m.  

Welcome Remarks 

Antonio Flores, Ph.D.
President and CEO
HACU

Erica Romero
Assistant Vice President for State Advocacy
HACU  
 
11:10 a.m –12:30 p.m. 

Morning Presentation

Richard Wueste, J.D.
Consultant
AGB Search
12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 1
During Challenging Times Student-Serving First, Student Enrolling Second: Lessons Learned


Abel Antonio Chávez, MBA, Ph.D.
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success
Western Colorado University

 
12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 2
Providing Support for Latinx Success in the Online Space

Emily Esparza
Vice President Communications & Partnership
Office of Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
National University System

 
12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 3
System Support for a Latinx-Thriving Educational Environment

Frances Contreras, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
University of California, San Diego

Marcella Cuellar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of California, Davis School of Education 

 
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. 

Afternoon Keynote

Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Ph.D.
Chancellor
The City University of New York

 
4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Presidents' Panel

Moderator:
Alicia Martinez
Assistant Vice President for Programs, Services and International Affairs
HACU

Panelists:
Teresa Leyba Ruiz, Ed.D.
President
Glendale Community College

Timothy Mottet, Ed.D.
President
Colorado State University, Pueblo

Suzanne Rivera, Ph.D.
President
Macalester College

Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D.
Chancellor
University of California, Merced

Click here to view the Event Flyer. To register. click here.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Erica M. Romero
Assistant Vice President for State Advocacy
Phone: (916) 442-0392
E-mail: erica.romero@hacu.net