UIW Administrator Named Fellow for National Academy

September 14, 2023

Dr. Javier Lozano to Represent University in National Program

Dr. Javier Lozano/UIW Director of International AffairsSan Antonio– September 14, 2023– The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that Dr. Javier Lozano, UIW director of International Affairs, has been selected as a Fellow in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and University’s (HACU) 2023/2024 Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo yearlong program. The program is designed to increase diverse representation in executive and senior-level positions in higher education.

“I am honored to represent UIW in the HACU Leadership Academy program,” says Lozano. “The opportunity to live the University’s Mission of supporting each other in the search for and communication of truth, thoughtful innovation, care of the environment, community service and social justice will be the foundation of every discussion and interaction that I will have with my 49 fellows representing higher education institutions across the United States. My active participation in HACU’s national leadership program is a testament to the many opportunities that UIW offers to our community members wishing to make a positive impact in our diverse community.”

Fellows participate in an array of leadership development activities preparing them for leadership roles in the full spectrum of institutions of higher learning, with an emphasis on Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Emerging HSIs. The University of the Incarnate Word is a proud HSI. The one-year fellowship program includes webinars and three seminars.

The Leadership Academy faculty consists of current and former presidents, chancellors and senior administrators and brings over 100 years of combined experience in serving various sectors of higher education, including private/public universities, community colleges and faith-based institutions. Mentorship with a university president or senior-level administrator is a key component.

“Our leadership academy fellows have already proven the value of the Association’s efforts to increase diverse representation within the upper echelons of higher education by assuming top positions at colleges and universities across the nation,” says HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “Students benefit from having leaders from a wide range of backgrounds, and this fifth and largest cohort to date, brings a range of professional and life experience that can meet the challenges of our multicultural institutions of higher education.”

HACU was founded in 1986 and represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The Association’s headquarters are located in San Antonio with regional offices in Washington D.C. and Sacramento, California.