Pleased to announce our newest partner, CampusCare!

Dear HETS member and collaborator,

We are pleased to announce our newest partner, CampusCare, which provides students with immediate 24/7/365 access to general health care and mental health care through state of the art and strategic telehealth technology. CampusCare offers remote access (telehealth) to general medical doctors and mental health counselors 24/7/365 from anywhere in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico, students are empowered to take control of their physical and mental health through their mobile devices, computers, and online video.

CampusCare works with providers such as Teladoc, one of the largest telehealth technology providers in the United States providing general medical services to over 40 million members. CampusCare also works with Health Advocate (a nationwide provider to 12,500 organizations), to provide the best in immediate mental health services for students. Additionally, CampusCare provides low-cost pharmaceuticals through CVS, Walgreens, and other pharmacies throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

As an organization focuses on the integration of technology, HETS is looking forward to working together with CampusCare to support Hispanic student access to health care and mental health care through telehealth technology. Its President, Julie Weissert and its Vice President, John Ingham, will join us at the HETS Best Practices Showcase in February 2022 at the Inter American University, Metropolitan Campus. Both of them are eager to meet HETS Member Institutions to learn more about how CampusCare can collaborate.

We are looking forward to continuing to strengthen HETS initiatives and widen our partnerships with organizations like CampusCare, as we continue developing new strategies to innovate and support our affiliates. For more information on how CampusCare can help your institution, we invite you to reach out to:

• Julie Weissert, President at 214-537-5093 or julie@campuscare360.com
• John Ingham, Vice President of Operations at 214-334-2207 or johningham@campuscare360.com
• Sam Willis, Vice President of Finance at sam@campuscare360.com
• Carey Gipson, Senior VP of Compliance at carey@campuscare360.com

HETS 2022 Best Practices Showcase

We are pleased to share the Conference Program to invite you to register to participate in the 2022 HETS Best Practices Showcase (BPS) schedule for February 3 and 4, 2022 in San Juan, PR. Taking place in a hybrid modality, the HETS BPS will present three major tracks focused on AccessRetention, and Online Learning&Technology Integration in Higher Education, with more than 20 presentations with speakers from institutions in PR and the US.

See below the details of the Conference and the link to register:

  • What: 2022 HETS Best Practices Showcase (more than 20 presentations)
  • When: February 3 and 4, 2022
  • Registration fees: Click here (in person or virtual), including a special rate for HETS Members
  • Where: Inter American University of PR, Metropolitan Campus, San Juan, PR (*Subject to Puerto Rico’s Government requirements) Please check the COVID 19 protocols to flight to PR in this link: Travel Safe (pr.gov)

Again, during the 2022 Best Practices Showcase, presenters and participants will have the opportunity to attend either in-person (attendees will need to present evidence of vaccination) or connect virtually. The Conference’s main purpose is, to highlights and celebrates the outstanding work of HETS member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. Also, to find solutions to many common issues and even establish new possibilities for collaboration with other institutions and potential partners.

We encourage you to take advantage of this Conference and all presentations of this 2022 Virtual Best Practices Showcase and help us share this event among your colleagues. For more information about this event, please contact HETS office at contact us

HETS celebra la octava edición del Student Leadership Showcase con más de 400 participantes

Más de 400 estudiantes participaron de la octava edición del HETS Student Leadership Showcase: Llevando tu liderazgo a otro nivel, el 17 de septiembre de 2021 con una combinación de estudiantes presenciales en el Teatro de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) y otros conectados vía Zoom. La grabación del evento ya está disponible: Acceda aquí la grabación. El propósito principal del evento fue promover la gran variedad de servicios disponibles libre de costo para apoyar las metas académicas de los estudiantes e incrementar las oportunidades de éxito. Como en eventos anteriores, participaron estudiantes de todas las instituciones afiliadas en Puerto Rico. Además, participaron de otras instituciones invitadas de Puerto Rico y estudiantes de instituciones internacionales en México y nuestra institución miembro de Colombia: la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia.

El evento comenzó con una cálida bienvenida de parte del Decano de la Facultad de la Facultad de Derecho de la UIPR y de la Directora Ejecutiva de HETS, la Dra. Yubelkys Montalvo, quienes saludaron a los estudiantes presentes y conectados. La Dra. Montalvo también reconoció la presencia de miembros del Comité Asesor e invitó a otros a formar parte. Montalvo explicó que HETS creó el Comité Asesor de Estudiantes con el fin de ayudar a coordinar eventos futuros y a identificar los intereses y necesidades de este grupo para colaborar en la búsqueda de soluciones y servicios que los apoyen. También, la Dra. Montalvo reconoció el apoyo de los estudiantes embajadores de años pasados que siguen sus funciones este año y presentó una nueva estudiante Embajadora de HETS: Abneris Rivera Marrero del Colegio Universitario de San Juan, quién comenzó este año académico. Para concluir los saludos, la Dra. Montalvo agradeció el apoyo de los auspiciadores: Banco Popular de PR, Cape Air, Office Max/Office Depot, Claro de PR, PR Top Level Domain, Chilis Bar and Grill, Romanos Macaroni and Grill, P.F. Changs y anunció los próximos eventos para estudiantes que se ofrecerán este semestre.

Luego de los saludos, la agenda del evento comenzó con la presentación del panel: Reforzando tu liderazgo para escenarios inesperados, con la participación de la Dra. Kara López, Epidemióloga; el Dr. Obed Jimenez, Presidente de la Asociación de Colegios y Universidades Privadas (ACUP); el Dr. José Vázquez, Presidente de ASORE; y Max Pérez, Fundador de Buena Vibra. Los participantes mostraron gran interés por el tema e interactuaron activamente con preguntas y comentarios sobre el tema. La agenda del evento continuó con la sección que ha sido constante en los Student Leadership Showcase, la presentación de experiencias de estudiantes de las instituciones miembros de HETS. En esta ocasión, se presentó el equipo Tri Campeón de la NASA RASC-AL 2021con su proyecto DECIPHER. Continuando con la agenda del evento, el Dr. Pablo Rodríguez, vicepresidente de PR Top Level Domain compartió varias oportunidades de eventos y desarrollo profesional y regaló cinco (5) equipos tecnológicos Rasberry Pi entre los participantes que pertenecían a las áreas académicas de ciencias, sistemas de información e ingeniería.

Concluidas las presentaciones, se realizó el sorteo de regalos cortesía de los auspiciadores del evento. Para iniciar el sorteo, el piloto Antoine Aukory de Cape Air, uno de los auspiciadores del evento. El Sr. Aukory habló de su experiencia como piloto y las oportunidades para estudiantes interesados en los programas para pilotos y regaló durante el sorteo cuatro pasajes de Cape Air a St. Thomas y Vieques.

Otros premios del sorteo fueron: tarjetas ATH-Visas auspiciados por el Banco Popular de PR, equipos electrónicos de Claro de PR, canastas de materiales de Office Max/ Office Depot y certificados de Chilis Bar and Grill, Romanos Macaroni and Grill y P.F. Changs, Para clausurar el evento, la Dra. Montalvo felicitó a los ganadores y los invitó a participar de los próximos eventos para estudiantes, visitando el área de Next Events de la página principal de HETS: www.hets.org o en sus redes sociales como @hetsorg. Para más información sobre HETS y sus servicios puede comunicarse vía correo electrónico a info@hets.org, o llamando al (787) 616-3201.

Additional discount for HETS members to register & participate in the HETS 2022 Best Practices Showcase

HETS staff is back at the office, and we hope you are doing great. We are pleased to announce an additional discount for HETS members to register and participate in the 2022 HETS Best Practices Showcase (BPS) in San Juan, PR, thanks to the generosity and support of our host: Inter American University Metropolitan Campus. You can register to join the BPS either in-person or virtual

See the Conference Program with the schedule for February 3 and 4, 2022, focused on three major tracks: Access, Retention, and Online Learning &Technology Integration in Higher Education, with more than 20 presentations with speakers from institutions in Puerto Rico and the United States

See below the details of the Conference and the link to register:  

  • What: 2022 HETS Best Practices Showcase (more than 20 presentations
  • When: February 3 and 4, 2022Registration fees: Click here (in person or virtual), including a special rate for HETS Members
  • Where: Inter American University of PR, Metropolitan Campus, San Juan, PR (*Subject to Puerto Rico’s Government requirements) Please check the COVID 19 protocols to flight to PR in this link: Travel Safe (pr.gov).  

The Conference’s main purpose is to highlight and celebrates the outstanding work of HETS member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. Our goal is to provide the opportunity to attend and network with presenters and participants and find solutions to many common issues and even establish new possibilities for collaboration with other institutions and potential partners (in-person attendees will need to present evidence of vaccination).

We encourage you to participate in the 2022 Virtual Best Practices Showcase and help us share this event among your colleagues. For more information about this event, please contact us

HETS team strengthens with the appointment of a new Executive Assistant

We are pleased to announce that the HETS team strengthens with the appointment of Ms. Tish Zambrana as the new Executive Assistant. Although Tish recently received her MBA in Business Administration in Strategic Management from EDP University of Puerto Rico, her work experience and skills are remarkable. Her expertise includes business strategic planning, development, and execution of production plans, training coordination, contract reviewing, human resource, public relations, press materials, and finance.

Tish’s work experience includes working in the Hospitality and Restaurants Industry for the past 12 years as a trainer, personnel recruiter, executive administrator, coordination, and budget analyst. Prior to this, Tish served as compliance reviewing business permits, OSHA, EEOC, confidential material, and constancy communication with 3rd parties and suppliers. She was responsible for research, business presentations, supervision, log contracts, and communications to multiple departments and companies. Also, she is passionate about arts, project planning, and helping other people.

We feel incredibly delighted to welcome Tish to our family to complement our team of outstanding collaborators! With her support, we hope to continue offering quality services and continue moving forward to the accomplishment of our mission. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the HETS Office.

We are thrilled to start the first edition of the HETS Learning Technologies Leadership Academy (H-LTLA)!

The HETS Learning Technologies Leadership Academy (H-LTLA) is a professional development program focused on developing the next generation of leaders to serve at Hispanic Serving Institutions. Starting from August 3 to 6, this first edition will be in English through online synchronous conferences with expert resources. In this first edition of the HETS Academy, 13 candidates were selected from institutions like EDP University, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, California State University San Bernardino, Bronx Community College, Louisiana Community, and Technical College System, Broward International University, and Universidad Iberoamericana (UNINI).

The acceptance to the H-LTLA was a competitive application process. The Evaluation Committee members, composed of senior staff at HETS Member Institutions selected by the HETS Board of Directors, based on their expertise, validated their peers’ applications for the H-LTLA. Through this process, the evaluation committee chose the most competitive applications with compelling evidence that the candidates meet all the requirements to take full advantage of the Academy. Also, they created a participants group with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Finally, the HETS Academy Faculty is delighted and ready to help fill the gaps in the participant’s expertise and experience through synchronous presentations of eight different topics. Also, would like to announce that thanks to the great support and interest received for the HETS Academy, a Spanish Track is on the agenda for the 2022 Spring semester. Follow HETS on social media or visit hets.org to learn all the details of this initiative.