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The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE) exists to support the work of the nation’s Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) as they seek to provide quality, relevant educational opportunities to large and growing numbers of underserved populations, particularly Hispanic students. All of the Alliance’s activities directly benefit practitioners and educators at HSIs through measures that involve cooperation, networking, partnerships, information-sharing, technical assistance and collaboration.

Members of the Alliance share professional development opportunities, find technical assistance for the implementation of Title V funding and other capacity-building projects and use an annual national conference as a forum to disseminate “best practices” for improving educational outcomes for students.

In addition, the Alliance also fosters cooperation and collaboration among member institutions in order to produce more competitive grant applications to federal agencies that provide funding for higher education. The Alliance will also act as a liaison between federal agencies and its member institutions.

Committee member contact information available in profile bio.

Kevin Vichcales, Ph.D.
David Ortiz, Ph.D.
Vice President
Anita Bringas
VP of Finance
Carlos Lopez
VP of Operations
David Trujillo
VP of Strategic Operations
Dr. Amanda Quintero
Past President
Victor Davila
Finance and Governing
Dr. Barbara Endemaño Walker
External Relationships and Sponsorships
Dr. Jennifer Gomez-Chavez, Ed.D.
Student Outreach and Leadership Development
Dr. Daniel Loera, Ed.D.
Student Outreach and Leadership Development
Dr. Mayra Padilla
Strategic Partnerships and Institutes
Jamie Rudolph
Marketing and Communications
Dr. Melissa Salazar
High Impact Practices and Professional Development
Dr. Melissa Freeman
Incoming Council Member
Mr. Robert Gutierrez
Incoming Council Member
Dr. Jeannie Kim-Han
Incoming Council Member
Dr. Barbara Knotts
Incoming Council Member