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4th Hispanic Serving Institutions Convening

USHLI held its 4th convening of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) at Malcolm X College on June 17. Our special guest speaker was Dr. Antonia Novello, the 14th Surgeon of the United States. The guest speaker was Refugio Atilano, author of the recently released Latino Leadership Playbook.

As in prior convenings, the purpose was to provide representatives of federal agencies an opportunity to share information on ongoing as well as new programs and grants available to HSIs and deadlines for applications.
Federal agencies represented at this convening were the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Pictured Left to Right
Refugio Atilano, Director, Global Project Portfolio Management, AbbVie; Victoria Sloana Garcia, VP Latino Student Union, Ivy Tech Community College; Rosita Clarke, Supervisor, Environmental Justice, Community Health & Environmental Review Division, USEPA; Dr. Jon P. Gant, Director, Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives, U.S. Department of Commerce NTIA; Noel Vargas, Sr. Project Officer, Great Lakes National Programs Office, USEPA; Dr. Antonia C. Novello, 14th U.S. Surgeon General; Julio Puentes, Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program Manager, USDA; Dr. Juan Andrade, President, USHLI.

Attending this convening were approximately 100 administrators and directors of HSI initiatives representing 38 colleges and universities.

USHLI’s 5th convening of HSIs will be held during its 43rd national conference on February 14, 2025, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk. For more information contact Dr. Juan Andrade at or 312.371.5826.

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