WASHINGTON, DC – During Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Alex Padilla (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX), and other colleagues in introducing a bipartisan Senate Resolution recognizing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the country that play an important role in educating and providing professional development opportunities to the next generation of Hispanic leaders. The resolution designated the week of September 12, 2022 as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week.”
“Hispanic-Serving Institutions are critical in providing a quality education to Latino communities across the nation and Nevada,” said Senator Rosen. “This resolution recognizes the incredible work they do, and I will continue to fight to make sure the five HSIs and two emerging HSIs in Nevada have the resources needed to provide students with the education, tools, and skills to be successful.”
“HACU joins the 559 Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the observance of HSI Week to celebrate the many accomplishments in Hispanic higher education. We are pleased that the U.S. Senate has adopted the bipartisan resolution in recognition of the important role HSIs play in improving access to education and grateful to the offices of Senators Menendez, Padilla, and Cornyn for, once again, leading this effort in the Senate,” said Antonio R. Flores, President and CEO of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
HSIs are defined as degree-granting institutions where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes no less than 25% of the total enrollment. Nevada is home to five Hispanic-Serving Institutions, including: the College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, Truckee Meadows Community College, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Western Nevada College; and two emerging HSIs: the University of Nevada Reno and Great Basin College. They play a vital role in educating Latino youth and creating economic opportunities for the communities in which these institutions are located.
The full text of the resolution can be found here.