A conference exploring the role of Latinos in higher education is being held on April 9-10, 2013. The event, entitled Latinos and the Future of Higher Education: Access, Retention and Graduate Aspirations will take place at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Trenton, New Jersey.
The conference will cover the full gamut of themes and issues surrounding the growth of the Latino student body, the effect of immigration reform, the adoption of the Dream Act, and the role of Latinos as faculty, administrators and in governance.
The event will feature keynote presentations, workshops, and a bipartisan legislative panel composed of New Jersey legislators and college/university presidents.
The conference is estimated to attract over 400 educators, students, college administrators and other interested individuals. In addition to the program, the event will feature exhibitors, and cultural presentations.
This statewide event is being organized by The Latino Institute, Inc., a private nonprofit educational organization, with the participation of the New Jersey Dream Act Coalition and an Organizing Committee composed of higher education faculty, administrators and board members. The Organizing committee is Co-Chaired by Senator Nellie Pou, Vice-Chair, Higher Education Committee, New Jersey Senate, and Dr. Dario Cortés, President, Berkeley College.
Anyone wishing to support the event or to register for participation should contact Carmen Torres, Conference Coordinator at 973-273-0273 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and registration forms are available at The Latino Institute, Inc.
Registration materials must be postmarked on or before March 29, 2013.