On Aug. 1, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universitie
s named Liz Ortiz, vice president of Institutional Diversity and Equity at DePaul, as one of the 24 fellows selected for its Inaugural Presidential Leadership Academy, La Academia de Liderazgo
. Set to begin this fall, the one-year fellowship is designed to increase Hispanic representation in presidential positions in higher education.
"It is an honor to be selected as a fellow in HACU’s inaugural class of Latinx leaders," Ortiz says. "HACU is taking an important step in preparing academic leaders who are responsive to the changing higher education landscape and the students we serve. I am excited to embark on this opportunity to learn from experienced leaders throughout the country."
HACU, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities across the United States, Latin America and Spain. The mission of HACU is to champion Hispanic success in higher education.