HACU honors those making significant contributions to Hispanic higher education
GritoBlast! — The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain.
HACU will present its President’s Awards of Excellence during the organization’s 28th Annual Conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Investing in America’s Future,” Oct. 4-6, 2014, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
Honorees include individuals, institutions and organizations who have contributed in exemplary ways to Hispanic higher education.
The 2014 honorees are:
HACU Hall of Champions:
Agnes Mojica, Chancellor at Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Germán Campus.
Alexander Gonzalez, Ph.D., President of California State University, Sacramento.
Exemplary International HACU-Member Institution in recognition of outstanding support of HACU’s International work, Universidad de Iberoamérica (UNIBE).
Exemplary Policy/Advocacy Leadership Award in recognition of exemplary leadership and support of HACU’s policy issues, The Honorable Michael Bennet, United States Senate.
Extraordinary Philanthropic Partner Award in recognition of extraordinary support of HACU’s mission, Ford Motor Company Fund
HACU Lifelong Leadership Award in recognition of lifelong leadership and advocacy for Hispanic higher education success, José Jaime Rivera, Ph.D., former president of Universidad del Sagrado Corazón.
Outstanding HACU Private Sector Partner for outstanding leadership and support of HACU’s mission, General Motors.
Outstanding HACU Public Sector Partner for outstanding leadership and support of HACU’s mission, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Outstanding HACU-Member Institution in recognition of excellence in support of HACU’s mission, The University of Texas at Arlington.
President’s Award of Excellence in recognition of outstanding service to Hispanic higher education success, J. Michael Ortiz, Ph.D., president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Special Award for Exemplary Service to HACU for outstanding leadership and support of HACU’s mission, José Ruano.