Dr. David A. Ortiz is the Senior Vice President for Operations of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). In this role, Dr. Ortiz is responsible for the operations of the Association and implementation of policies, goals and objectives set by the president/CEO and Governing Board. As the senior executive for administration and policy analysis, he oversees HACU programs, federal and state policy initiatives to advance the mission of the Association.
Before joining HACU, he worked at the University of the Incarnate Word (Texas), where he oversaw a Title V federal grant. He has served in various faculty and administrative roles at Indiana University, Baylor University (Texas), Oklahoma State University, and Concordia University (Texas).
His research and work on Hispanic higher education has been recognized by the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics, Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, National College Learning Center Association and other organizations.
As a conference volunteer, not only will you help to make the AHSIE 12th Annual Best Practices Conference a success, volunteering will help you meet new people, get recognition for yourself and your institution, as well as provide a service to the higher education community. Our opportunities are designed for a variety of interests, skills, and time commitments.
We aim to provide relevant information on topics that affect all Hispanic-Serving Institutes. Topics for this year’s conference include Academic Student Support Programs, Project Management, Institutionalization, and Data-Driven Evaluation, and more.