For Immediate Release
Date: August 24, 2020
Contact Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations
Bloomsburg University’s Mindy Andino Named HACU Fellow
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Interim Vice Provost Mindy Andino has been named a Fellow for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
Andino, an associate professor of teaching and learning, is one of 26 fellows from across the country selected for HACU’s second cohort of its Leadership Academy/ La Academia de Liderazgo.
La Academia seeks to increase the number of talented individuals who aspire to leadership positions of existing and emerging Hispanic-serving institutions. Fellows selected for the program participate in an array of leadership development activities that will prepare them for leadership roles in the full spectrum of higher learning institutions and in Hispanic-serving institutions.
“I am honored to have been chosen as a fellow by The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities for the coming academic year,” said Andino. “I look forward to learning from an outstanding group of mentors from around the country as we work to increase diversity in higher education leadership as well as being able to better serve our Hispanic students and all students of difference here at BU.”
“Congratulations to Dr. Andino on this well-deserved honor. Through this fellowship experience, Dr. Andino will engage with and learn from other leaders in higher education from across the country for the benefit of our students, and particularly our underrepresented students, “ said Bloomsburg University President Bashar W. Hanna. “The focus of this HACU program is to champion student success, which aligns perfectly with BU’s strategic priorities.”
The one-year fellowship program includes three seminars, with the first taking place in October 2020, in conjunction with HACU’s 34th Annual Conference, “Fostering Excellence and Social Justice.” The second seminar will lead into HACU’s 26th Annual Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education in April 2021. The third seminar will be held in late spring or early summer of 2021, with a focus on international collaborations.
More than a dozen nationally recognized current and emeriti presidents and senior-level administrators will serve on the faculty. Mentorship with a university president will be a key component of the fellowship, as will be the development of a special project designed to have an impact at the Fellow’s current institution.
Andino earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Rutgers Cook College, her master’s degree in administration and supervision of education from Rutgers University, and her doctorate in education from Rutgers.
HACU, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain, and school districts throughout the U.S. The mission of HACU is to Champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-serving institutions. The association’s headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Sacramento, Calif., and Washington, D.C. More information is available at www.hacu.net.
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