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Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute: "Developing Leadership from a Place of Strength"

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 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 21, 2020
  9:00 – 9:10 a.m.

 Welcome Remarks

 Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D.
President and CEO
 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
 Erica Romero
 Assistant Vice President of State Advocacy
 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

  9:10 – 10:30 a.m.

 Morning Presentation:  "Leading from a Place of Strength. The case for Employing A Strengths Approach on a College or University  Campus"

 Keith Hall Ed.D.
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
 Azusa Pacific University

   10:45 a.m. – Noon

 Concurrent Roundtable Workshops
Choose 1 roundtable session exploring three case studies needed for higher education leaders   to excel and advance up the ranks.
* Participants choose one 55-minute case study session followed by a 55-minute action driven session.

Session 1: "Using online capabilities to increase student access and success"
 Maria Anguiano
Senior Vice President for Strategy
 Arizona State University

 Session 2: "Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education - Strengthening the Entire Campus"
 Elizabeth Ortiz, Ed.D.
 Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity
 DePaul University
Session 3: "Employee Resource Groups - Internal Resource Building"
Cyndia Morales Muñiz, Ed.D.
Director of HSI Culture and Partnerships
University of Central Florida

  1:30 – 2:10 p.m.

 Afternoon Keynote Speaker: "Strengthening your own HSI Leadership"
 Marla Franco, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives
 University of Arizona

  2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

 Presidents' Panel 

 Tomas Morales, Ph.D.,
President, California State University, San Bernardino
 Daniel Lopez, Jr., Ph.D.,
President , Harold Washington College
 Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D., President, Ithaca College
 Irma Becerra Fernandez, Ph.D., President, Marymount University 

 Tito Guerrero, Ed.D.,
Director, La Academia de Liderazgo, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Click here for the Event Flyer. To register click here.
For information or any additional inquiries, please contact:

Erica M. Romero
Assistant Vice President for State Advocacy
Phone: (916) 442-0392