HACU on the Road Makes a Stop at CSU Chancellor's Office
November 25, 2009
By Clara Potes-Fellow
HACU on the Road, a program of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, made a stop at the CSU Chancellor's Office on November 18, 2009.
Antonio Flores, President & Ceo of HACU
and CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed at
HACU on the Road meeting held at the
CSU headquarters in Long Beach.The meeting led by HACU President & CEO Antonio Flores was part of an initiative launched by HACU earlier this year to promote national and international dialogueabout the state of Latino/a higher education.
“California is ground zero for HACU’s mission. With its economic challenges and fast-growing Latino population, California stands to set the tenor for the rest of the nation," said Flores. "HACU hopes to increase the awareness about the need to dramatically increase the graduation rates of Latinos in high school and college in order to assure the social and economic well-being of the state.”
Among CSU campuses, 12 have the designation of Hispanic Serving Institutions
and eight are associates of HACU.
"The CSU is a strong supporter of HACU's mission to increase Latino success in Higher Education," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "With more than 100,000 Latinos attending CSU campuses, we are proud of our long standing partnership with HACU."
Additional HACU on the Road meetings are being hosted by CSU campuses at
San Diego, Fullerton, Los Angeles, and Fresno. HACU represents approximately 450 institutions committed to Latino/a higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.