The 40th Anniversary Lecture Series is an annual lecture and educational event series in St. Augustine College featuring nationally and internationally prominent speakers. The lecture series will bring international and national Latino  leaders in higher education, public affairs, international affairs, healthcare, political science and the arts. Open virtually to the public, these lectures are an integral part of the new facet of the educational culture of St. Augustine College.

Upcoming Guest Speakers

Antonio R. Flores Ph.D
President
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
November 4, 2020
4pm (CT)

Antonio R. Flores has served as president and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for over twenty years. Flores has been a leading voice of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Advocacy efforts have garnered over $4 billion in federal funding for HSIs.

HACU’s membership represents more than 500 colleges and universities that collectively serve two-thirds of the nearly 4 million Hispanic students in U.S. higher education across 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and includes 28 leading universities in Latin America and Spain.

Flores has received numerous recognitions and honors for his contributions to higher education. Flores earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He also received a Master of Arts degree in counseling and personnel from Western Michigan University, and undergraduate degrees in business administration and elementary education from Universidad de Guadalajara and Centro Normal Regional, Mexico, respectively.

Dr. Javier Cevallos
President
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

December 9, 2020
4pm (CT)

Dr. Cevallos was born in Cuenca, Ecuador and his family moved to Puerto Rico when he was 14. Dr. Cevallos earned his bachelor’s degree in 1976 at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. From Puerto Rico, he moved to Illinois where he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in 1978 and 1981, respectively, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His area of research is Latin American literature, with particular emphasis in the Colonial era.

He began his career in education in 1981 as an assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Maine at Orono. In 1984, he moved to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and to full professor in 1992. In 1994, he was asked to serve as faculty advisor to the provost. In 1996 he was selected as a Fellow by the American Council on Education (ACE) and spent his fellowship at Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut. Upon his return to UMass, Cevallos became chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Soon after, he was appointed Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, a post he held until 2002, when he became President of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania for many years, until beginning his tenure as President of Framingham State University in 2014.