UC Davis CTSC Community Engagement Co-Director Selected as HACU Leadership Academy Fellow

Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona
Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona
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The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) recently announced that Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona has been selected as a fellow for the third cohort of the Presidential Leadership Academy (La Academia de Liderazgo). The prestigious one-year HACU program is designed to prepare the next generation of culturally diverse leaders for executive and senior-level positions in higher education. 

HACU launched the Leadership Academy in 2019 in response to a declining rate of Hispanic university presidents — from 4.5% in 2006 to 3.9% in 2016. At the same time, colleges nationwide have seen unprecedented growth in Hispanic student enrollment.

Carvajal-Carmona is a professor and the Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. He is the associate director for basic science at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the co-director of the Community Engagement Program at the Clinical and Translational Science Center