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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)



7:30 - 8:15 a.m. 


7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:15 - 8:20 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Jeanette Morales, HACU Director for PK-12 Initiatives

8:20 - 8:35 a.m. Opening Remarks

8:40 - 9:55 a.m. PANEL #1

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Group Discussion / Break

10:20 - 11:35 a.m.


11:35 - 11:50 a.m.

Group Discussion 

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Welcome & Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Antonio A. Flores, Ph.D., HACU President & CEO

Keynote Address

1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Update on HACU's Recommendations for the Higher Education Act

Recommendations by HACU
Luis Maldonado, Chief Advocacy Officer

Implications for HSIs and HSSDs
Alicia Diaz, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs

2:15 - 2:55 p.m.


2:55 - 3:10 p.m.

Group Discussions

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Evaluations & Closing Remarks


Please click here to view the Event Flyer.

Click here to Register.

For additional information, contact:

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