The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) today announced that nominations for the HACU Hall of Champions will be accepted through Friday, April 13, 2012, 5:00 p.m. (CDT).

The HACU Hall of Champions was established to honor those who embody the mission of the Association through exemplary efforts “To Champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education.” Dr. Antonio Rigual, a pioneer of Hispanic higher education, became the inaugural inductee during the Association’s Silver Anniversary last year.

“HACU encourages individuals to consider nominating a peer who has made a lasting contribution to Hispanic higher education,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “For HACU Hall of Champion inductees, a great part of the honor is to have been nominated by their peers for their dedication and contributions to Hispanic higher education.”

Any individual can submit a nomination. The eligibility criteria are:

  • Nominees may be living or deceased.
  • Nominees must have made extraordinary contributions to Hispanic higher education success over a significant period of time.
  • Nominations shall document nominees’ special accomplishments in championing Hispanic higher education success.

Nominations can be made online or sent by postal mail to the attention of the HACU Hall of Champions Selection Committee, 8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400, San Antonio, Texas 78229.

Following the selection process, a decision will be announced in August. The individual selected will be inducted during the association’s 2012 Annual Conference October 20-22, 2012 in Washington D.C.

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions.