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HOSTOS PRESIDENT FÉLIX V. MATOS RODRÍGUEZ REPRESENTS HACU DELEGATION IN EL SALVADOR

(Left to right) Dr. Jorge Vélez-Arocho, current Chair of HACU’s Governing Board and President of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico; Alicia Martínez, Senior Executive Director of International Affairs and Membership; Mari Carmen Aponte, United States Ambassador to El Salvador; and Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (Bronx, New York) - Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, represented the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) as a delegate for a series of meetings on international relations in education that took place in El Salvador from May 6 to May 10.

“It was an honor for me to represent HACU on an international level and exchange ideas with distinguished educational and diplomatic leaders, said Matos Rodríguez. “I have a great admiration for Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte and her extraordinary career. The advocacy work that HACU is performing here and abroad is of inestimable value to Latinos in all parts of the world.”

Matos Rodríguez was joined by HACU representatives Alicia Martínez, Senior Executive Director of International Affairs and Membership, and Dr. Jorge Vélez-Arocho, current Chair of HACU’s Governing Board and President of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico.

About Hostos Community College:
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system, was founded in 1968.  In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in 1970 to more than 7,000 students in 2012. The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.

Media Contact:
Soldanela Rivera - srlopez@hostos.cuny.edu
Rich Pietras – rpietras@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-518-6872 or 917-627-9097 or 718-518-6513

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