San José, Calif.—July 30, 2013—Dr. David P. López, president of The National Hispanic University (NHU), was honored as one of Silicon Valley Latino magazine's Trailblazers at its inaugural Latino Trailblazers & Emerging Leaders awards ceremony on July 26, 2013.
The event recognized and celebrated some of the leaders who have paved the way for Latinos in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as some aspiring leaders in the Latino community. Dr. López was recognized as a Trailblazer in the education category for his contributions that have positively impacted the Latino community in the Bay Area and beyond. The public was invited to take part in both the nomination process and the final selection process.
"I am deeply humbled and grateful to have received this recognition both from Silicon Valley Latino magazine and the Latino community," said Dr. López. "Ten years ago, I stepped into the shoes of a man that I recognized as a trailblazer, Dr. B. Roberto Cruz, and helped advance a university that addresses the needs of Hispanics. Today, I am proud to say that with the growth of our online programs at NHU, we are increasing access and opportunities nationwide for Latinos to pursue higher education."
NHU has been developing leaders and providing a quality educational experience for more than 30 years. The university supports a diverse student body and is dedicated to promoting a multicultural perspective few universities can offer. For more information on NHU and its programs, please visit www.NHU.edu.
About The National Hispanic University
For more than 30 years, The National Hispanic University has provided Hispanic students and others with access to quality higher education. Located in San José, Calif., the university offers a diverse portfolio of online and campus-based undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business, education, child development, computer science, criminal justice and psychology. Students are supported in a multicultural and collaborative learning environment that is based on Familia™, a personalized approach that fosters students' success through mutual respect and cultura. The National Hispanic University, a member of the Laureate International Universities network, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.