Hudson County Community College to Host Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Summit

May 2, 2023

HCCC and HACU Logos

HCCC Will Welcome the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for “HACU on the Road” on May 4, 2023.

‘HACU on the Road’ will provide opportunities to share higher education best practices in support of Hispanic students, and forge alliances and partnerships.


May 2, 2023, Jersey City, NJ –  On Thursday, May 4, 2023, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will welcome Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) President Dr. Antonio Flores and other HACU leaders and members, higher education representatives, state legislators, corporate and community leaders, and many invited participants for “HACU on the Road.” The event will be held at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in  Jersey City, NJ. Several hundred individuals, including HCCC students, faculty, and staff, are expected to attend the day’s meetings and activities. A community luncheon will involve representatives of colleges, universities, businesses and community agencies from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Designed to promote dialogue about the state of Hispanic higher education, the “HACU on the Road” Summit will engage chancellors and presidents of colleges and universities, superintendents of Hispanic-serving school districts, corporate leaders, faculty, staff, students, media and other supporters. The event presents opportunities for attendees to learn more about HCCC best practices, HACU programs and initiatives, priority issues surrounding Hispanic college and university students and communities, and to develop alliances and partnerships.

“Hudson County Community College is a proud member of HACU, and an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI),” said HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber. “We are honored to host ‘HACU on the Road,’ and look forward to welcoming Dr. Flores, his colleagues, other summit participants, and to engage our college and tri-state colleges, universities and communities in important discussions.”

The “HACU on the Road” Summit will begin with a HACU/HCCC leadership meeting at 11 a.m. led by Dr. Flores and Dr. Reber. Lunch with the community members will follow at 12 noon. At 2:15 p.m., Dr. Flores, Dr. Reber, HCCC Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dr. Yeurys Pujols, HCCC Latino Advisory Council Liaison Wendy Martinez, and others will conduct a “Town Hall” panel discussion. A roundtable with Dr. Flores and members of the media invited by HACU is scheduled for 3:15 p.m., and a closing reception for 4:30 p.m.

Thousands of Hispanic students benefit from HACU internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, pre-collegiate support, and career development opportunities. HACU promotes the development of member colleges and universities; improves access to and the quality of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meets the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise. The organization’s activities include improving legislation and government support for U.S. member institutions, building the institutional capacity of its members, and promoting strategic alliances.