HACU’s Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute: "Fostering Culturally Competent Leadership" 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 essential topics . The day concludes with a panel comprised of top Latina/o presidents.

This event has reached capacity. There will be no onsite registration available. 

October 8, 2022
(Subject to Change)

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  

Onsite Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:50 a.m. 

Welcome and Introductions

9:00– 9:45 a.m.

Morning Keynote

Rafael Alvarez
Director of MESA
San Diego City College

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

White House Fellows Program Presentation

Erica Gonzales
Deputy Secretary for Equity and Strategic Initiatives
California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Career Development and Leadership Roundtable Workshops: "Preparing Ourselves for Effective Higher Education Leadership"
Concurrent roundtable  sessions exploring five case studies needed for higher education leaders to excel and advance through the ranks
*Participants choose one 55-minute case study session followed by a 55-minute action driven session

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Presentation
Jillian Kinzie, Ph.D.
Interim Co-Director
Indiana University Center for the Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) - Presentation
Linda Garcia Ph.D.
Executive Director
Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE)
University of Texas at Austin

Latino's Pathway to the College Presidency: Creating Organizational Changes for Today's Bi-National Students
Mark Sanchez Ed.D.
Superintendent/President of Southwestern College

Learning Culture & Culturally Competent Leadership - continuing a conversation with Rafael Alvarez
Rafael Alvarez
Director of MESA
San Diego City College

Leading to Foster Student Success
Romero Jalomo, Ph.D.

Vice President of Student Affairs
Hartnell Community College District

   Essential Leadership Skills: Wrap-Up

 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. 

Networking Lunch
Keynote Speaker

Carlos Cortez, Ph.D.
San Diego Community College

1:30 – 2:10 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Transformational Leadership: What are today's leaders' actions that inspire

Ilder Betancourt Lopez
Vice President
Learning and Student Success
Pierce College WA

2:10 - 2:15 p.m.

Sponsor Remarks

Shane Clem
Director of Business Development

2:15 - 2:25 p.m.

2:25 - 3;15 p.m

 Presidents' Panel

Martha Garcia, Ph.D.
Superintendent / President
College of the Desert (California)

Milagros "Milly" Peña, Ph.D.
President of Purchase College
State University of New York (SUNY)

Steven Gonzales, Ph.D.

Interim Chancellor
Maricopa County Community College District (California)

Abel Antonio Chavez, Ph.D.

Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas)

 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.  
Wrap -Up and Evaluations

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For questions or additional information, please contact:

Paul A. Machen II Ph.D.
Executive Director, Institute for Professional Leadership
Phone: (210) 576-3242
E-mail: paul.machen@hacu.net