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Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute 

One-Day Institute
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

HACU's 16th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute will provide a dynamic forum where early-, mid- and top-level faculty, staff, administrators and other higher education leaders interact, network and explore strategies for effective institutional change, making our institutions more responsive to the needs of underrepresented students. 

October 28, 2017
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration 
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 
8:40 – 9:45 a.m.

Morning Keynote Speaker
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges
"Leadership on DREAMer and DACA Students"

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Concurrent Roundtable Workshops

Diversity and Inclusion - The Changing Challenge of Our Time
Facilitator: Josephine "Jozi" De Leon, Ph.D., Diversity and Inclusion, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Move up the Ranks: Integrating your Value System to Manage Conflict, Chaos and Cash Flow
Facilitator: Pablo G. Reguerin, Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Student Success, University of California Santa Cruz

Challenging the Status Quo to Increase Latino/a Representation at the Top Ranks of Higher Education
Facilitator: Sofia Martinez Ramos, Ph.D., Interim Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Pima Community College

Creating Safer Institutions by Managing Racial and Political Tensions on Campus
Facilitator: Jose Perales, Director of Diversity Operations, De Paul University, IL

Learning Unwritten Rules and Getting Insider Information from Mentors, Champions and Leadership Development Programs
Facilitator: Patrick Valdez, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Taos Branch Campus, University of New Mexico

Self-Efficacy and Relentless Positivity to Combat Imposter Syndrome
Facilitator: Adela De La Torre, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, Division of Students Affairs, University of California, Davis

 10:45 - 10:55 a.m.
Roundtable Workshop Report Out Time #1
 11:40 - 11:50 a.m
Roundtable Workshop Report Out Time #2
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director, Panasonic Foundation

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Presidents Panel

Ted Martinez Jr., Ph.D., Former President, Rio Hondo College

Lorraine Morales Ed.D., Campus President, Pima Community College Community and East Campuses
Maria Harper-Marinick Ph.D., Chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges
Ricardo Solis, Ph.D., President, Laredo Community College
Josefina Castillo Baltodano, J.D., Former President, Marian University

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.  What Have We Learned: A Call to Action
Sofia Martinez Ramos, Ph.D.
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Wrap-Up and Evaluation
Maria Alvarez
Executive Director, HACU Western States Legislative Affairs

Click here to register.

For information or any additional inquiries, please contact:

Maria Alvarez
Executive Director of Western Legislative Affairs