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

October 20, 2021
(Subject to Change)

11:00 – 11:10 a.m.  

Welcome Remarks 

Antonio Flores, Ph.D.
President and CEO

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

Morning Presentation

Richard Wueste, J.D.
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.
The City University of New York

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Presidents' Panel

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

Teresa Leyba Ruiz, Ed.D.
Glendale Community College

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

Suzanne Rivera, Ph.D.
Macalester College

Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D.
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