While Latinos make up one quarter of students in public schools and 17 percent of the  undergraduate population, Latinos only represent 4 percent of the total number of our U.S. higher education faculty.

During this week of September 19-23, 2016, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative) will recognize Hispanic professors nationwide. With the #LatinosTeach online campaign the Initiative will demonstrate that while they are underrepresented, Hispanics are dedicating themselves to serving their community through teaching.

The Initiative is proud to recognize the following Latino professors around the nation:

Rowena Ortiz- Walters

Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters

State University of New York Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY


Dr. Cinthia B. Satornino

Northeastern University, Boston, MA


Dr. Anne-Marie Nuñez

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Dr. Rebeca Perren

California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA


Dr. José Antonio Rosa

Iowa State University, Ames, IA


Dr. Susana Muñoz

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


Dr. Cristóbal Rodríguez

Howard University, Washington, DC


Dr. Alberto Rubio-Sanchez

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

The strength of America’s education system is undoubtedly connected to the academic success of Latinos. With the shift in demographics taking place in our nation’s schools, securing an adequate and equal education for all students, including Latinos, should be a priority not just for the federal government but for every person in this country.

The President announced 150 Commitments to Action with a collective investment of over $335 million which will build on, and accelerate federal, state, and local investments in high-quality education, from cradle-to-career for the nation’s Latino community. Access the entire National Commitments to Action Online Catalog [Fact Sheet] [PDF Full List].

The Bright Spots in Hispanic Education national online catalog features over 230 programs, models, organizations and initiatives that are supporting and investing in the educational attainment of Hispanics, from cradle-to-career. Nominate a Bright Spot.


**Coming Soon**

  • Release of the ¡Gradúate! 2.0: A College Planning Guide to Success

Access our ¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success in both English and Spanish. The guide provides helpful tips on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other key financial resources available to better support Hispanics, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and non U.S. citizen students, in their efforts to access a postsecondary education.


Hispanic educational progress timeline from 1990 to 2015.