UTSA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

“As we are committed to increasing access to higher education for Latinos and other underrepresented communities, we are excited to welcome Secretary Cardona, who exemplifies what it means to be an advocate for Latino student success,” said the UTSA president. Taylor Igmi. “Leaders like Dr. Cardona are critical to the work of institutions like UTSA, who deliberately implement policies to create an educational environment where students from all backgrounds can excel.”

Cardona was sworn in as the 12th Secretary of Education in March 2021. Before that, he was Connecticut’s commissioner of education, leading efforts to safely reopen the state’s schools due to COVID-19.

Since late August, Cardona has spent much of his time advocating for the Biden administration’s student debt relief plan, the U.S. Department of Education’s three-pronged approach to addressing the burden of college costs. He discussed the plan with various media outlets, including NBC, CBS, Fox News and NPR.

In September, Cardona began her path to success with a school bus tour with the first lady. Jill Biden. The week-long multi-state road trip showed how schools are helping students recover and thrive in the wake of Covid-19. Cardona will use stops on the tour to discuss debt forgiveness plans and public service loan forgiveness, early childhood education and mental health in higher education—among the topics he plans to discuss during his virtual tour on Thursday.

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