On February 21, 2012, USD will welcome Antonio Flores, PhD, president and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to campus to discuss how USD and other local colleges and universities can increase Hispanic enrollment in higher education.
Dr. Flores was invited to USD by several different constituencies across campus including the School of Leadership and Educations Sciences, the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Student Affairs, the United Front Multicultural Center, the Department of Ethnic Studies, and International Constituent Relations.
Dr. Flores’s visit marks an important moment in USD’s future. As SOLES Dean Paula Cordeiro said, “A key reason we want to have Dr. Flores have in-depth conversations with USD faculty, staff and students is because many HACU member universities have been highly successful in recruiting, supporting and graduating Hispanic students. Since Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic population in the nation, we need to know which programs and strategies are evidence-based so that we can utilize those proven strategies.”
USD has also extended an invitation to San Diego State University, UC San Diego, many community colleges, and members of the San Diego business community in the hopes that the San Diego region as a whole will make a commitment to providing a quality, affordable higher education to Hispanic students.
For more information and to register for this event, click here.
– Melissa Wagoner