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About Us

About
AHSIE

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.

AHSIE Council Members

Kevin Vichcales, PhD

President

Council Term: 2018-2021

Mayra Padilla, PhD

Vice President

Council Term: 2017-2020

Jeannie Kim-Han, PhD

Vice President of Operations

Chair, Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives

Council Term: 2017-2020

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David Trujillo, MA

Vice President of Special Projects

Council Term: 2016-2019

Victor Davila, MA

Vice President of Finance

Council Term: 2016-2019

Moises Almendariz, MA

Vice Chair, Finance and Governance 

Council Term: 2018-2021

Edith Fernandez, PhD

Vice Chair, External Relations and Sponsorships Committee

Council Term: 2017-2019

Melissa Freeman, PhD

Chair, High Impact Practices and Professional Development

Council Term: 2017-2020

Jennifer Gomez-Chavez, EdD

Chair, External Relations and Sponsorship Committee

Council Term: 2016-2019

Robert Gutierrez, MA

Chair, Finance & Governance

Council Term: 2017-2020

Barbara Knotts, Ed.D

Chair, Communications & Marketing

Council Term: 2017-2020

Daniel Loera, EdD

Chair, Student Outreach & Leadership Development

Council Term: 2018-2020

Leticia P. López, PhD

Vice Chair, Communications & Marketing

Council Term: 2018-2021

Maria Martinez-Cosio, PhD

Vice Chair, Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives

Council Term: 2018-2021

Yajaira Mejia, PhD

Vice Chair, Student Outreach and Leadership Development Committee

Council Term: 2018-2021

Rebecca Teague, MPA

Co-Vice Chair, High Impact Practices and Professional Development Committee

Council Term: 2018-2021

Hugo Teruel, MA

Council Term: 2017-2020

Paloma Vargas, PhD

Co-Vice Chair, High Impact Practices and Professional Development Committee

Council Term: 2018-2021