HACU Annual Conference to Present Ground-breaking Initiatives in the Education of Hispanics

Oct 26, 2011, 17:03 ET from Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) will host its Annual Conference, "25 Years of Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success," on Oct. 29-31, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, where the association was founded in 1986.

More than 50 topics will be presented in the following tracks: grants and funding opportunities; partnerships that work; advocacy and legislation; international partnerships; and executive leadership for successful institutional strengthening. Click here for a PDF list of workshops.

HACU will also present a Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 31, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Town Hall panelists will address the future of higher education in a discussion surrounding "Re-Engineering Higher Education." The Town Hall is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in Room 007 BCD – River Level.  

HACU will also host its College and Career Fair on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 – 5 p.m. Members of the community, middle and high school students and their parents are invited to visit the Conference Exhibit Hall and interact with the more than 100 exhibitors that represent federal agencies, major corporations, and colleges and universities from across the nation.

An estimated 1,500 conference participants from colleges, universities nationwide and internationally, as well as representatives of school districts, corporations and federal agencies, are expected to attend HACU's 25th Annual Conference.

Conference and registration information is available online at www.hacu.net, or by contacting (210) 692-3805. Registration for HACU's 25th Annual Conference is only available onsite.

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions. This year, HACU will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with its Silver Anniversary Gala on Oct. 31. Information is available at www.hacu.net. HACU can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Note to Editors: HACU's Annual Conference is open to media who plan to cover HACU's 2011 conference. To request a media badge send an email to njgarcia@hacu.net. Media registering on-site should bring a photo ID and a business card to obtain a HACU media badge for access to the conference and exhibit hall events.

To schedule a media interview with HACU president and CEO Antonio Flores, please contact: Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia . Interview opportunities are available in person or by phone.


Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

Phone: (210) 576-3206 / cell: (210) 954-3553

E-Mail: njgarcia@hacu.net

SOURCE Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities