Public Affairs, The California State University

Latino Success Focus at HACU Conference

by Elizabeth Chapin HACU

CSU leaders including Chancellor Timothy P. White will discuss issues impacting Latinos in higher education at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Annual Conference in Chicago Oct. 26-28.

The conference’s Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute will feature a keynote address by Chancellor White. CSU Fullerton President Mildred Garcia will also serve as one of three HACU-member institution presidents on the institute’s closing President’s Panel.

Cal State L.A. President Emeritus James M. Rosser will be honored with a Lifelong Leadership Award for his commitment to diversity and developing initiatives to increase the number of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Sacramento State Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science Emir Jose Macari will also moderate a Town Hall meeting focusing on increasing Latino participation in STEM fields.

HACU represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Latino higher education success. The organization also designates Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), colleges and universities with a Latino student enrollment of at least 25%.

With Humboldt State’s recent qualification, the CSU will soon have 15 HSIs. HSI designations make campuses eligible for federal grants and other programs aimed at strengthening Latino student success.

Learn more about the CSU’s Hispanic Partnership Initiative and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.