November 10, 2009
HACU on the Road to make six stops at California campuses
HACU meetings on Latino/a higher education to be hosted by local institutions
HACU on the Road will make six stops in California beginning with San Diego on November 12. The meetings led by HACU President & CEO Antonio Flores are part of an initiative launched by HACU earlier this year to promote national and international dialogue about the state of Latino/a higher education.
“California is ground zero for HACU’s mission,” said Flores. “With its economic challenges and fast-growing Latino population, California stands to set the tenor for the rest of the nation on the Hispanic education issues key to the future of the U.S.”
The HACU meetings will be held with chancellors, presidents of colleges and universities, superintendents of Hispanic-Serving School Districts, corporate leaders and supporters of Latino/a higher education.
“With the six meetings in California and HACU’s Annual Conference scheduled for San Diego next September, HACU hopes to increase the awareness about the need to dramatically increase the graduation rates of Latinos in high school and college in order to assure the social and economic well-being of the state,” added Flores.
Flores believes increasing the understanding of Latino/a higher education at the local level will help to strengthen support for more equitable funding to increase educational access and success across the nation and internationally.
The California HACU on the Road meetings are being hosted at HACU-member institutions:
· November 12 - San Diego, CA, hosted by San Diego State University
· November 13 - Fullerton, CA, hosted by California State University, Fullerton
· November 16 - Los Angeles, CA, hosted by California State University, Los Angeles
· November 18 - Long Beach, CA, hosted by California State University System Office
· November 19 - San José CA, co-hosted by National Hispanic University (NHU) at the
NHU Campus and San José/Evergreen Community College District
· November 20 - Fresno/Central Valley, CA, hosted by California State University, Fresno
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents approximately 450 institutions committed to Latino/a higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU is the only national association that represents existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). For more information, visit www.hacu.net.