Program Agenda

Thursday, June 22, 2023

6:00 – 7:00 p.m Welcome Reception for International Symposium

Friday, June 23, 2023

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast at the Hotel

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks/Welcome

Presenter: Antonio R. Flores, President & CEO, HACU

9:15 – 11:00 a.m. Challenges and Opportunities for International Education in Mexico and Latin America


  • Emma Grace Hernández Flores, Ph.D., President, Universidad de Iberoamérica
  • Marcelo Lebendiker, Ph.D., Senator Representing Costa Rica at the World Business Angels Forum and President of Parque Tec Business Incubator & Accelerator
  • Bernardo González-Aréchiga, Ph.D., Secretary General, Federación de Instituciones Mexicanas Particulares de Educación Superior (FIMPES)
  • Luis Gustavo Padilla Montes, Rector, Centro de Ciencias Económico Administrativas, Universidad de Guadalajara; Representative of CIESDEMEX (Consortium of Higher Education Institutions for Development of Mexicans Abroad)

Moderator: Juan S. Muñoz, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of California, Merced

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15 – 1:15 p.m. Resources and Best Practices in International Education


  • Carlos García, Chief of Staff and Director of Institutional Relations at CETYS University
  • Laurie Melin, Assistant Director of Western Hemisphere Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs, Institute of International Education
  • Ethan Rosenzweig, J.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic  Programs, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Moderator: Jorge Iván Vélez-Arocho, Ph.D., President, Pontificia Católica de Puerto Rico

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch at the Hotel

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Reflections on the Challenges, Opportunities, Resources and Best Practices regarding International Education in Mexico and Latin America


  • Raquel E. Aldana, J.D., Professor of Law, University of California, Davis
  • Ariel Carlos Armony, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Graeve, Ph.D., Jacobs Family Professor and Materials Science Program Director, University of California, San Diego 

Moderator: Juan B. Gutiérrez, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Presenter: Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D., President, and CEO HACU

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Final Reception

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner/La Academia Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Attendees return home.


To register to the International Symposium, June 22-23, 2023, please click here.

In addition to the International Symposium, HACU will be hosting a 3 full day seminar on Higher Education Executive Leadership with a focus on International Education. You can pay registration per day or to the full seminar.

For more information, please contact:

Oralia De Los Reyes, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Programs and Services
E-mail, Phone: (210) 576-3244