President Elected to HACU Governing Board
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November 20, 2012
Northeastern Illinois University President Elected to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Governing Board
CHICAGO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced the election of five new members to the HACU governing board. Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) President Sharon Hahs has been named one of the board’s newest members.
Hahs became president of NEIU in 2007 and holds more than 30 years experience in higher education. Before coming to NEIU, Hahs served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Ill.
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 its member institutions in the U.S. represent less than 10 percent 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.
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the nation and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
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