About Us

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.

Dr. Edith Fernandez
Moises Almendariz
Dr. Yajaira Mejia
Dr. Paloma Vargas
Dr. Kevin B. Vichcales
Dr. Daniel Loera
Rebecca Teague
David Trujillo
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Dr. Leticia P. López
Victor Davila
Vice President of Finance
Dr. Maria Martinez-Cosio
Dr. Jennifer Gomez-Chavez
Dr. Mayra Padilla
Vice President
Dr. Melissa Freeman
Robert Gutierrez
Dr. Jeannie Kim-Han
Dr. Barbara Knotts
Hugo Teruel
Vice President of Operations