Invited Speaker Presentations


HSI Grantsmanship in 2020 and Beyond: Context, Projections and Strategies

Presenters: David F. Trujillo, AHSIE Founder/Past President, Trujillo & Associates; Derek Lopez, Director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives, Colorado State University - Pueblo

A perspective on the trajectory of sponsored programs funding in the HSI world, particularly the DHSI (Title V) and HSI STEM (Title III Part F) Programs through the U.S. Department of Education.  Pragmatic advice on positioning your institution for success in obtaining HSI-specific funding and using those funds to improve capacity to serve Latinx, low income, first generation students.

About David Trujillo

David Trujillo has served as the Director of Grants, Special Initiatives and Title V at the University of New Mexico-Taos, as Dean of Grants and Sponsored Programs and Interim President at Northern New Mexico College, as Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs at New Jersey City University, and as Director of Community and Special Projects at the University of Southern Colorado. Mr. Trujillo has thirty years of experience working at Title III-eligible institutions, has assisted over 40 colleges and universities in obtaining Title III and Title V funding, and his work has led to over $200 million in awards.

About Derek Lopez

Derek Lopez, Ph.D. is currently the Director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives at Colorado State University - Pueblo and is the Project Director for three Title V Grants including an Individual, Cooperative, and PPOHA. He has authored, secured, and/or implemented over $20 million dollars of grant funded programs and continues to publish on Latino student success in higher education. He earned his Ph.D. from the Stanford University School of Education (SUSE) with a focus on Child and Adolescent Development. He is currently in the inaugural class of HACU's La Academia de Liderazgo, the goal of which is to increase Latino representation in upper administration at colleges and universities. 


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About the Conference

The annual AHSIE Best Practices Conference provides practitioners from current and emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions a forum through which they can share ideas, build partnerships, and influence the development of policies designed to increase student success and institutional effectiveness.

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Session Types for Everyone

Session types for this year’s conference include: Featured Topic Institutes; High Impact Practices Presentations; Community of Practice Workshops; Special Topic Sessions with Invited Speakers; and Keynotes.

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