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Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute

HACU’s Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, a dynamic, one-day 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 key essential leadership skills. The Institute will feature keynote speakers and a panel of presidents from both community colleges and universities.

(Subject to Change)

October 6, 2018
  7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  Registration 
  7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
  8:30 - 8:40 a.m.  Welcome Remarks

 Tito Guerrero, Ph.D.
 Director of Leadership Academy 
  8:40 - 9:15 a.m.

 Morning Facilitator

 Rodrigo Renteria-Valencia, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor
 Central Washington University 

  9:15 - 9:45 a.m.
 Morning Presentation: Leadership Skills: The Essentials

 Sofia Ramos, Ph.D.
 Career Development and Advancement Strategies Consultant
 Luminario Education Strategies
  9:45 - 10:40 a.m.

 10:00 - 11:35 a.m.

 Concurrent Roundtable Workshops
 Two concurrent roundtable sessions exploring three key skills needed for higher education leaders to  excel and advance up the ranks
 *Participants choose one 55-minute roundtable session per time period

  • Managing Money: Balancing expenditures and generating income - Budget, Funding Sources and Enrollment Management
  • - Pablo Reguerin, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Strategic Planning: Moving an agenda forward - Visionary Planning, Campus Planning and Communications
  • - Patrick Valdez, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, UNM-Taos, The University of New Mexico

  • - Mary Ann Villarreal, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiative, California State University, Fullerton
  • Managing People: Getting the most out of your teams - Faculty Recruitment and Engagement, Team Building and Conflict Resolution

    - Clarissa Cota, Interim VP, Academic Affairs, College of Southern Nevada
    - Amaris Guzman, Ph.D., Community Outreach Manager, Valencia College
 10:35 - 11:45 a.m.
 Essential Leadership Skills: Wrap-Up
 Noon – 1:15 p.m.  Networking Lunch

 Welcome & Introduction
 Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D.
 President & CEO

 Keynote Address
 Modesto Maidique, Ph.D.
 Chapmanville Leadership Development Program
 President Emeritus, Florida International University
  1:30 - 2:10 p.m.  Afternoon Speaker
Joseph Castro, Ph.D.
 California State University, Fresno
  2:15 - 3:15 p.m.  Presidents' Panel

 Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, Ph.D.
 Queens College, CUNY

 Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D.
 Maricopa Community Colleges

 Margaret H. Venable, Ph.D
 Dalton State College

 Frank D. Sanchez, Ph.D.
 Rhode Island College

  3:15 - 3:30 p.m.   Leadership Review: Wrap-Up and Evaluations
Amy Jimenez
 Legislative Director
 Western States Legislative Affairs, HACU

Onsite registration will be available.

For information or any additional inquiries, please contact:

Amy Jimenez
Legislative Director