Conversation with Author Series
With Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:00pm
Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut Street
Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education, Carlos Santiago has just released a new edition of his book, Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait, which provides “a comprehensive, contemporary portrait of the nearly 8 million Puerto Ricans almost evenly divided between the island itself and across the U.S. mainland and Hawaii".
Carlos E. Santiago is Commissioner of Higher
Education for Massachusetts, appointed to
this position by the Board of Higher Education
(BHE) in July 2015.
Working with the BHE, he is responsible for
providing overall direction to public higher
education in Massachusetts and helping
shape state-level policies that maximize the
benefits of higher education to the
Commonwealth and its citizens.
Santiago joined the Massachusetts
Department of Higher Education in April 2013
as the Senior Deputy Commissioner for
His past academic appointments include that
of Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (Wisconsin’s second largest research university). He brings over 30 years of experience in public higher education. Santiago also served as provost and chief operating officer at the University at Albany, (SUNY). He was a professor of economics at UWM and SUNY-Albany and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.
Santiago is also the author or co-author of six books and has published dozens of articles and book reviews, of which many focus on economic development and the changing socioeconomic status of Latinos in the United States. On two separate occasions, in 1996 and 2011, Santiago has been named one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine.
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Parking available along Chestnut Street and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library.