UA Cossatot Students Attend National Conference


A member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), UA Cossatot recently chose five students to attend HACU’s ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Virtual Conference.

HACU’s ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Virtual Event is a four day career leadership & development networking symposium designed to build career & leadership skills. Over 500 students from the U.S.

and Puerto Rico will attend presentations, workshops, and a town hall meeting as well as meet with conference exhibitors and recruiters. These students represent a wide range of academic disciplines.

They bring resumes, eager to discuss career, internship, research and advanced education opportunities. “It is providing students with the tools that they need to help them reach their full potential,” said

Erika Buenrrostro, UA Cossatot Coordinator of the Center for Student Success.  “tools that will help them become great leaders. It is a great privilege to have all five students represent.  I know it will be an experience they will never forget.” 

Established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions, HACU was formed on behalf of the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing population.  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. Although the member institutions in the U. S. represent less than 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).  To become an HSI, a college must be 25% Hispanic enrollment.  In Arkansas, UA Cossatot is the only college that is a member of HACU.  Being a member has allowed the college to learn from research and practices conducted by the organization which also helps meet the needs of business, industry and government agencies by helping provide education and training to tomorrow’s workforce. 


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