Conference: ALASS (Accelerating Latino Student Success) Institute and Celebración de Excelencia October 5-6, 2017

Two Unique Events Over Two Days
Advancing Latino Student Success in Higher Education

 Celebracion de Excelencia

Thursday, October 5, 2017 • 5:30 - 7:30pm • Mayflower Hotel

Plan to attend the national announcement of the 2017 Examples of Excelencia. Selected programs in colleges, universities and community-based organizations across the country will be recognized for their positive impact on Latino student success at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.

Offered in cooperation with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus


 ALASS Institute

Friday, October 6, 2017 • 7:30am - 5:00pm • Mayflower Hotel

The ALASS Institute is the meeting place for professionals who are setting the national agenda for Latino student success in higher education. ALASS is a fast paced Institute providing rich networking opportunities, tactical information about evidence-based practices, strategies and resources to advance Latino student achievement in higher education.

Confirmed speakers include:
Isis Artze, Assistant Vice President, Teaching & Learning, Florida International University
Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
José Cruz, President, City University of New York, Lehman College
Archie Cubarrubia, Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Miami Dade College
Afet Dundar, Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Lorenzo Esters, Vice President for Philanthropy, Strada Education Network 
Joe Garcia, President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) 
Daniel Greenstein, Director of Education, Postsecondary Success in the United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Debra Humphreys, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, Lumina Foundation
Allyson Knox, Director of Education Policy and Programs, Microsoft
William F.L. Moses, Managing Director, Kresge Foundation’s Education Program 
Elsa Nuñez, President, Eastern Connecticut State University 
Deborah Santiago, COO and Vice President for Policy, Excelencia in Education
William Serrata, President, El Paso Community College
Belle Wheelan, President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 

...more to be added

Download 2017 ALASS Institute Preliminary Agenda

Questions? Graduate student interested in attending? Please email



The Mayflower Hotel is the location for both events. Excelencia in Education has secured a special rate of $269 available to those attending the Celebración de Excelencia and the ALASS Institute. To secure this rate you must be registered for the Excelencia events.

The room rate secured is for the night of October 5th. If your travel plans require additonal nights, please call 877-212-5752. Please note the online reservation site will not allow you to book multiple nights.

CLICK HERE to make a hotel reservation. 

Have questions or need help with accomodations? 
Please call or email Lena Hernandez or 202-294-4900.