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Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute

HACU’s Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, a dynamic, one-day 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 5, 2019
  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

  8:30 – 8:40 a.m.  Welcome Remarks

 Erica M. Romero
 Assistant Vice President of State Advocacy

  8:40 – 9:10 a.m.

 Morning Facilitator
 Sofia Ramos, Ph.D.
 Luminario Education Strategies

  9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

 Morning Presentation
Salvador Mena, Ph.D.
 Vice Chancellor for Students Affairs
 Rutgers University, New Brunswick

  9:45 – 10:40 a.m.

 10:00 – 11:35 a.m.

 Concurrent Roundtable Workshops
Concurrent roundtable sessions exploring five 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.

 - Myron Anderson, Ph.D., Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, The University of Texas at San Antonio

 - Edward Bush, Ph.D., President, Consumes River College

 - Robert Montañez, Ph.D., Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning, Cosumnes River College

 - Rickey Hall, Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity, University of Washington

 - Veronica Mendez, Vice President for Business Affairs, The University of Texas at San Antonio

 - Yolanda Treviño, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Assessment and OVP for  Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana University

 11:35 – 11:45 a.m.

 Essential Leadership Skills: Wrap-Up

 Noon – 1:15 p.m.

 Networking Lunch

 Welcome and Introduction
 Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D.
 President & CEO

 Keynote Speaker
 Jesse Ruiz
 Deputy Governor for Education
 Office of Governor JB Pritzker
 State of Illinois

  1:30 – 2:10 p.m.

 Afternoon Speaker (Diversity Fatigue is Real) 
Mariam Lam, Ph.D.
 Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer
 University of California, Riverside

  2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

 Presidents' Panel 

Donna M. Carroll, Ph.D.
 Dominican University

 Deborah L. Ford, Ph.D.
 University of Wisconsin-Parkside

 Juan Salgado
 City Colleges of Chicago

 Robert Vela, Ed.D.
 San Antonio College

  3:15 – 3:30 p.m. 

 Leadership Review
Erica M. Romero
 Assistant Vice President of State Advocacy

Please click here to view the Event Flyer.

Click here to Register.

For information or any additional inquiries, please contact:

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