AIC Joins Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges and Universities
SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) joined the Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges and Universities (HACU) as an associate member.
HACU was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. It now represents more than 470 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher-education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. While member institutions in the U.S. represent only 13% of all higher-education institutions nationwide, together these colleges and universities are home to two-thirds of all Hispanic college students.
HACU’s commitment to Hispanic achievement in education ranges from kindergarten through graduate school and into the work force of tomorrow. Key among the organization’s goals is to improve access to and quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students.
“The educational enrichment that results from a culturally diverse population is one of our strengths,” said American International College President Vince Maniaci. “As an institution, AIC has a higher dedication to provide access, opportunity, and diversity for all students as they make their way in a rapidly changing world.”