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  • HETS celebrates its Board of Directors Summer Meeting

    Last June 23rd and 24th, the Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) celebrated its Board of Directors summer meeting, hosted by Dr. Anthony Munroe, President of Borough of Manhattan Community College. More than 40 of HETS member institutions were represented at the meeting, both in-person and virtually, along with its new members: Lehman College from New York, former founding institution rejoining HETS, and the Instituto Tecnológico Rumiñahui from Ecuador; corporate members, Anthology, InQmatic, CampusCare and uPlanner; and partner, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    As part of the agenda, the HETS Board conducted its nomination and election process for its Executive Committee, where Chair Dr. Carlos Morales, President of TCC Connect Campus-Tarrant County College; Eng. Gladys Nieves, President of EDP University; and Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, President of Southeast Missouri State University, renewed their commitment for two more years as Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary, respectively. Likewise, Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, President of the University of Albany; Dr. Tomás Morales, President of California State University, San Bernardino; and Dr. Maritza Rondón, Chancellor of the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, renewed their term as the Eastern, Western, and International regional representatives, respectively. In addition, Dr. Olga E. Rivera, President and CEO of ICPR Junior College was nominated and elected to the Vice Chair position for a two-year term.  

    During the two-day event, HETS also held a special event featuring book author, professor, and recipient of many academic accolades from Canadian organizations, Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes from Athabasca University in Canada. Her presentation Higher Education Change in Teaching and Learning and the Role of Digital Communities of Inquiry reached faculty, administrators and the academic community from Puerto Rico, the United States and Latin America (recording of this presentation is now available through HETS website).

    HETS Board also announced that they will be kicking off their 30-year anniversary celebration starting in the fall semester of 2022-2023, and will conclude with its Best Practices Showcase Special Anniversary Edition and the Board of Directors winter meeting to be hold in Puerto Rico at Ana G. Méndez University, Carolina Campus, on February 2nd and 3rd of 2023.

    HETS would like to express its deepest gratitude to President Munroe and the entire BMCC Staff for their hospitality and warm welcome to its campus.

    For more information about HETS and how you can join or support its work benefiting students, faculty and administrators, visit hets.org, follow HETS on social media (@hetsorg) or send an e-mail to info@hets.org.  

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    Last June 23rd and 24th, the Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) celebrated its Board of Directors summer meeting, hosted by Dr. Anthony Munroe, President of Borough of Manhattan Community College. More than 40 of HETS member institutions were represented at the meeting, both in-person and virtually, along with its new members: Lehman College from New York, former founding institution rejoining HETS, and the Instituto Tecnológico Rumiñahui from Ecuador; corporate members, Anthology, InQmatic, CampusCare and uPlanner; and partner, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As part of the agenda, the HETS Board conducted its nomination and election process for its Executive Committee, where Chair Dr. Carlos Morales, President of TCC Connect Campus-Tarrant County College; Eng. Gladys Nieves, President of EDP University; and Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, President of Southeast Missouri State University, renewed their commitment for two more years as Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary, respectively. Likewise, Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, President of the University ...
  • HETS appoints new Executive Assistant and Public Relations Director

    HETS is pleased to announce the appointment of Maribel Miró, APR, as Executive Assistant and Public Relations Director, effective May 16, 2022. With nearly 20 years of experience in the communications field, Maribel will be supporting HETS with the development of strategic initiatives to support the organization’s expansion and continuity of services for students, faculty and administrators at the over 45-member institutions in Puerto Rico, the United States and Latin America that constitute HETS.  

    Maribel is a licensed public relations professional (R-918, granted by Puerto Rico’s Public Relations Accreditation Board), with experience in corporate communications, internal communications, crisis, and project management.

    “We are delighted to have Maribel on board with us again. Her trajectory and expertise in communications makes her the ideal strategic advisor for our organization to support our expansion initiatives”, commented Dr. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director.

    Maribel is the former Institutional Coordinator and Promoter for HETS while the organization administered the FIPSE Grant back in 2000-2002. Up until early this month, Maribel was acting as a strategic communications consultant since December of 2021. Her main contributions included developing key communications plans for HETS diverse audiences and corporate outreach efforts and supporting the development of strategic content for the organization’s owned channels, among others. In addition, she has supported HETS key educational events such as the 2022 Best Practices Showcase Conference and HETS Board of Directors Meetings.

    Maribel initiated her career collaborating with various public relations and advertising agencies in San Juan as an account executive, managing integrated communications campaigns for nonprofits and consumer products, among them Rums of Puerto Rico, Lladró, Ponce Museum of Art, and FirstBank. For the last nine years, she held various roles within the banking industry managing internal and corporate communications, developing strategic communications plans for a multi-regional operation in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

    Her work has been recognized by the Association of Public Relations Professionals of Puerto Rico with several Excel Awards, including internal public relations program or campaign (Live our emotions, 2013 and Your opinion generates ideas, 2016) and special events (FirstTeam, 2016). Maribel has a bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations from the University of Puerto Rico (1997) and a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University (2008), and in 2018 she received the international accreditation in public relations granted by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) in New York.

    About HETS

    Established in 1993, the Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) is the first bilingual consortium constituted by more than 45 higher education institutions in Puerto Rico, United Sates and Latin America. The organization’s mission is to promote, support, and increase the capabilities of member institutions in order to enhance Hispanic/Latino student success and opportunities in Higher Education. Visit hets.org for more information.

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    HETS is pleased to announce the appointment of Maribel Miró, APR, as Executive Assistant and Public Relations Director, effective May 16, 2022. With nearly 20 years of experience in the communications field, Maribel will be supporting HETS with the development of strategic initiatives to support the organization’s expansion and continuity of services for students, faculty and administrators at the over 45-member institutions in Puerto Rico, the United States and Latin America that constitute HETS.   Maribel is a licensed public relations professional (R-918, granted by Puerto Rico’s Public Relations Accreditation Board), with experience in corporate communications, internal communications, crisis, and project management. “We are delighted to have Maribel on board with us again. Her trajectory and expertise in communications makes her the ideal strategic advisor for our organization to support our expansion initiatives”, commented Dr. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director. Maribel is the former Institutional Coordinator and Promoter for HETS while the organization ...
  • uPlanner se une a HETS como socio corporativouPlanner se une a HETS como socio corporativo
    Recientemente, uPlanner, empresa dedicada al desarrollo e implementación de soluciones para instituciones de educación superior, se unió a HETS como nuevo aliado corporativo. uPlanner provee servicios de planificación, retención y evaluación.  Bajo los servicios de planificación, uPlanner proporciona un ahorro de recursos y mejora la experiencia del alumno a través de la optimización de horarios, aulas y profesores. Sus servicios de retención mejoran la retención de estudiantes a través de un modelo de predicción de ...
  • HETS Online Journal Spring Issue, Volume XII is now availableHETS Online Journal Spring Issue, Volume XII is now available
    HETS Online Journal Spring Issue, Volume XII is now available. This issue integrates new areas of interest, including student retention and assessment and the critical topic of student access. Furthermore, this issue also includes the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the new academic scenario. This publication includes the ISSN 2693-9193 number that has been assigned to our Online Journal. This activity is the first phase of the plan to ...
  • HETS celebrates its Board of Directors Summer Meeting

    Last June 23rd and 24th, the Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) celebrated its Board of Directors summer meeting, hosted by Dr. Anthony Munroe, President of Borough of Manhattan Community College. More than 40 of HETS member institutions were represented at the meeting, both in-person and virtually, along with its new members: Lehman College from New York, former founding institution rejoining HETS, and the Instituto Tecnológico Rumiñahui from Ecuador; corporate members, Anthology, InQmatic, CampusCare and uPlanner; and partner, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    As part of the agenda, the HETS Board conducted its nomination and election process for its Executive Committee, where Chair Dr. Carlos Morales, President of TCC Connect Campus-Tarrant County College; Eng. Gladys Nieves, President of EDP University; and Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, President of Southeast Missouri State University, renewed their commitment for two more years as Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary, respectively. Likewise, Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, President of the University of Albany; Dr. Tomás Morales, President of California State University, San Bernardino; and Dr. Maritza Rondón, Chancellor of the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, renewed their term as the Eastern, Western, and International regional representatives, respectively. In addition, Dr. Olga E. Rivera, President and CEO of ICPR Junior College was nominated and elected to the Vice Chair position for a two-year term.  

    During the two-day event, HETS also held a special event featuring book author, professor, and recipient of many academic accolades from Canadian organizations, Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes from Athabasca University in Canada. Her presentation Higher Education Change in Teaching and Learning and the Role of Digital Communities of Inquiry reached faculty, administrators and the academic community from Puerto Rico, the United States and Latin America (recording of this presentation is now available through HETS website).

    HETS Board also announced that they will be kicking off their 30-year anniversary celebration starting in the fall semester of 2022-2023, and will conclude with its Best Practices Showcase Special Anniversary Edition and the Board of Directors winter meeting to be hold in Puerto Rico at Ana G. Méndez University, Carolina Campus, on February 2nd and 3rd of 2023.

    HETS would like to express its deepest gratitude to President Munroe and the entire BMCC Staff for their hospitality and warm welcome to its campus.

    For more information about HETS and how you can join or support its work benefiting students, faculty and administrators, visit hets.org, follow HETS on social media (@hetsorg) or send an e-mail to info@hets.org.  

    Continue reading →
    Last June 23rd and 24th, the Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) celebrated its Board of Directors summer meeting, hosted by Dr. Anthony Munroe, President of Borough of Manhattan Community College. More than 40 of HETS member institutions were represented at the meeting, both in-person and virtually, along with its new members: Lehman College from New York, former founding institution rejoining HETS, and the Instituto Tecnológico Rumiñahui from Ecuador; corporate members, Anthology, InQmatic, CampusCare and uPlanner; and partner, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As part of the agenda, the HETS Board conducted its nomination and election process for its Executive Committee, where Chair Dr. Carlos Morales, President of TCC Connect Campus-Tarrant County College; Eng. Gladys Nieves, President of EDP University; and Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, President of Southeast Missouri State University, renewed their commitment for two more years as Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary, respectively. Likewise, Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, President of the University ...
  • HETS appoints new Executive Assistant and Public Relations Director

    HETS is pleased to announce the appointment of Maribel Miró, APR, as Executive Assistant and Public Relations Director, effective May 16, 2022. With nearly 20 years of experience in the communications field, Maribel will be supporting HETS with the development of strategic initiatives to support the organization’s expansion and continuity of services for students, faculty and administrators at the over 45-member institutions in Puerto Rico, the United States and Latin America that constitute HETS.  

    Maribel is a licensed public relations professional (R-918, granted by Puerto Rico’s Public Relations Accreditation Board), with experience in corporate communications, internal communications, crisis, and project management.

    “We are delighted to have Maribel on board with us again. Her trajectory and expertise in communications makes her the ideal strategic advisor for our organization to support our expansion initiatives”, commented Dr. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director.

    Maribel is the former Institutional Coordinator and Promoter for HETS while the organization administered the FIPSE Grant back in 2000-2002. Up until early this month, Maribel was acting as a strategic communications consultant since December of 2021. Her main contributions included developing key communications plans for HETS diverse audiences and corporate outreach efforts and supporting the development of strategic content for the organization’s owned channels, among others. In addition, she has supported HETS key educational events such as the 2022 Best Practices Showcase Conference and HETS Board of Directors Meetings.

    Maribel initiated her career collaborating with various public relations and advertising agencies in San Juan as an account executive, managing integrated communications campaigns for nonprofits and consumer products, among them Rums of Puerto Rico, Lladró, Ponce Museum of Art, and FirstBank. For the last nine years, she held various roles within the banking industry managing internal and corporate communications, developing strategic communications plans for a multi-regional operation in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

    Her work has been recognized by the Association of Public Relations Professionals of Puerto Rico with several Excel Awards, including internal public relations program or campaign (Live our emotions, 2013 and Your opinion generates ideas, 2016) and special events (FirstTeam, 2016). Maribel has a bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations from the University of Puerto Rico (1997) and a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University (2008), and in 2018 she received the international accreditation in public relations granted by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) in New York.

    About HETS

    Established in 1993, the Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) is the first bilingual consortium constituted by more than 45 higher education institutions in Puerto Rico, United Sates and Latin America. The organization’s mission is to promote, support, and increase the capabilities of member institutions in order to enhance Hispanic/Latino student success and opportunities in Higher Education. Visit hets.org for more information.

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    Continue reading →
    HETS is pleased to announce the appointment of Maribel Miró, APR, as Executive Assistant and Public Relations Director, effective May 16, 2022. With nearly 20 years of experience in the communications field, Maribel will be supporting HETS with the development of strategic initiatives to support the organization’s expansion and continuity of services for students, faculty and administrators at the over 45-member institutions in Puerto Rico, the United States and Latin America that constitute HETS.   Maribel is a licensed public relations professional (R-918, granted by Puerto Rico’s Public Relations Accreditation Board), with experience in corporate communications, internal communications, crisis, and project management. “We are delighted to have Maribel on board with us again. Her trajectory and expertise in communications makes her the ideal strategic advisor for our organization to support our expansion initiatives”, commented Dr. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director. Maribel is the former Institutional Coordinator and Promoter for HETS while the organization ...

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