The Return on Investment in Hispanic-Serving Institutions with HACU’s Dr. Antonio R. Flores



INTRODUCTION:

In this episode, your host Ralph Newell welcomes Antonio R. Flores, president and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for over twenty-five years.

Dr. Flores is a leading voice of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) whose advocacy efforts have garnered over $4 billion in federal funding for HSIs, an investment he explains as a win-win for America, the new economy, and underserved populations.

Tune in as Dr. Antonio R. Flores discusses what equity means for HACU and why funding HSIs is a question of public and national interest that Congress needs to address as quickly as possible.

KEY POINTS:

QUOTABLES:

“More than half of all the new population added to America was made up of Hispanics. So, the future of the country is very clearly moving in that direction. The investments required to support these very fast-growing underserved populations not only need but truly deserve immediate action on the part of Congress.”

“These institutions not only are educating the majority of Latinos and other underserved populations, but they really are becoming the backbone of that labor force that we need for the new economy, for this educated labor force.”

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HACU Home - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (hacu.net)                                                                  

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