October 20, 2022


LAREDO, TX –– Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and Academic Partnerships (AP) presented at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 36th Annual Conference, held Oct. 8-10, 2022.

Dr. Jennifer Coronado, dean of TAMIU’s Graduate School, Dr. James O’Meara, TAMIU dean of the College of Education and Diana Childress, vice president of University Partnerships at AP were co-presenters at the Conference.  Their presentation, titled “Connecting Employer Needs with Online Learning – Driving Positive Student Outcomes,” looked at how the needs and expectations of employers and students have changed dramatically over the past couple of years. 

“By optimizing its online educational programs, TAMIU is finding ways to connect employers and potential employees, driving successful outcomes for our students in the process,” said Dr. Coronado.

HACU’s Annual Conference provided a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics. The Conference goals included:

  • Showcasing successful, effective, and exemplary programs and initiatives of HACU member institutions (of which, TAMIU is one);
  • Promoting and expanding partnerships and strategic alliances for collaboration between HACU member institutions and public- and private-sector organizations; and
  • Discussing emerging trends in higher education affecting Hispanics and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI), such as distance learning, student-centered learning, outcomes assessment, and cross-national accreditation.

TAMIU is an international university, poised at the Gateway to Mexico, and serves as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural community. A Member of The Texas A&M University System, it provides over 8,400 students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and graduate programs, including several online degree programs facilitated by AP.

Based in Dallas, Texas, AP is the nation’s leading online facilitator that helps regional universities expand access to top-quality, affordable and workforce relevant education.  AP focuses primarily on helping universities serve adult learners, and it is a partner to approximately 55 universities across North America.

About Texas A&M International University

A Member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is a primarily Hispanic-serving, State-assisted university founded in 1970. Its 300-acre campus is located in northeast Laredo on former ranchland. The campus is home to a diverse enrollment from 31 countries and 28 US states. TAMIU offers transformative undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in the arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. As its name affirms, the University maintains a special focus on developing an international academic agenda for the State of Texas.

About Academic Partnerships

Based in Dallas, Academic Partnerships is an online facilitator that assists regional institutions of higher education across North America in taking their academic programs online and recruits and retains qualified students through program completion. AP’s mission is to expand access to top quality, affordable, and workforce relevant education – especially for working and adult students. Founded in digital innovation more than a decade ago, Academic Partnerships brings single-minded dedication, an integrated set of services and data-driven performance to our collaboration with university partners. For more information on innovative online learning solutions, please visit academicpartnerships.com.

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