The University of New Mexico hosts an upcoming roundtable policy summit on higher education, "Latinos 21st Century Educational Challenges," in collaboration with the University of Houston, Downtown, the University of Michigan, the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good and the Sereno Group, Inc., July 11-13, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque. The policy summit begins with orientation on Sunday, July 11 at 5 p.m.

The summit will be structured in a think tank format so participants can become engaged in vital dialogue on the issues identified as critically important to the future socioeconomic well-being of this country.

Issues include:
• Hispanic Serving Institutions: HSI funding, financial aid policies and practices, overall implications on students, and institutional accountability
• Immigration Reform, the DREAM Act
• Absence of College Readiness in the Latino Community
• Philanthropy: A Resource Underutilized by Hispanic and Latino Communities
• Latino Leadership: administrative and faculty, underrepresentation

"The goal of this process is to yield a series of recommendations that will be published and distributed nationally to key policymakers, educational and business leaders, community representatives and interested stakeholders," said Eliseo "Cheo Torres, UNM vice president of Student Affairs.

For more information or to register visit: Latino Summit.

Media Contact: Dorene Dinaro, (505) 277-5299; e-mail: ddinaro@unm.edu