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HACU's PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium

HACU's Fifth PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium will include discussions on successful models of collaboration leading to systemic change emphasizing on matriculation, retention and graduation of minority students.

Sessions will involve discussion panels among participants about opportunities for collaborations. The Symposium will benefit higher education leaders, PreK-12 administrators and other community stakeholders to be able to promote and empower their communities to implement collaborative practices utilizing the resources and connections highlighted during the Symposium.

The objectives of this symposium are:

  • To showcase and share effective collaborative programs between school districts and institutions of higher education as they impact matriculation, retention and graduation.
  • To provide resources and networks for administrators of Hispanic-Serving School Districts, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs to further develop PK-higher education collaborations, programs and policies that foster student access and success.

(subject to change)

To view the Fourth PreK-12 / Higher Education Collaboration Symposium program, click here.



8:00 a.m. 


8:00 - 8:20 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:20 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Sponsor Remarks

8:45 - 10:00 a.m. PANEL 1
Building a Pathway to College Engagement
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Group Discussion / Break

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Building Pipelines from K-12 to College & Career

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Group Discussion 

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch 

1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Update on HACU's Recommendations for the Higher Education Act

2:10 - 2:30 p.m.

An Example of Collaboration between Community Partners

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Group Discussions

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Symposium Discussion Summaries: Successes and Challenges

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Evaluations & Closing Remarks


Registration information coming soon.

For additional information, contact:

Jeanette Morales
Director, PK-12 Initiatives
Phone: 210-576-3220