With the support of the Aspira Project/HSI Title V Grant, Merritt College will be sending five individuals to the upcoming Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Annual Conference. The conference will take place from October 28th through October 30th, and will be held in Chicago, Illinois. HACU represents over 500 colleges and universities around the world and is also the only national association that represents existing and emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). In addition to their legislative and policy work, HACU provides a variety of professional development and learning opportunities for faculty, staff, administrators, and students through various conferences and forums.
The Merritt Team comprises the following representatives:
- Brenda Mora, Fruitvale Center Coordinator
- Jorge Murillo, Director of HSI/Aspira Project
- Jamila Saleh, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services
- Judit Trinidad Lopez, Academic Counselor
- Maria Valencia, Admissions & Records Clerk
The team’s objectives for the trip are to expand institutional awareness of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), learn innovative programs and best practices from colleagues at other institutions, and bring back new ideas that will enhance the Merritt College student experience.