Luis Maldonado was appointed vice president for government relations and policy analysis at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AASCU). He aids the president of AASCU in this position by directing and coordinating activities that advance the mission of the association, serving as the direct liaison with government officials, federal agencies and other educational organizations to develop policies and positions that support regional comprehensive state colleges and universities. Mr. Maldonado has more than 25 years of combined experience in government relations and advocacy efforts with various organizations in the Washington, D.C., region. He has worked in advocacy for three non-profit organizations: most recently with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; in two former positions from 2002-2005 that included serving in a legislative affairs capacity and as chief advocacy officer from 2014-2019; and in senior advocacy positions with the Council on Foundations and the American Diabetes Association.
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.