FHACC & UCF collaboration agreement.
We are committed to the education of our community. This collaboration agreement between the Florida Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., (“FHACC”) and the Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida was established due to the fact that the state of Florida is now home to more than one million Puerto Ricans. One out of every five Latinos in Florida is Puerto Rican, and the Orlando metropolitan area is one of the most concentrated regions with Puerto Rican residents. The estimates of the post-Hurricane Maria migration indicate Florida as the most likely destination for Puerto Ricans leaving the island.
Like other public universities in Florida, UCF welcomed many students relocating from Puerto Rico to Florida. In 2017, the UCF Board of Trustees temporarily extended in-state tuition for these students. The Puerto Rico Research Hub supports UCF’s mission as a Hispanic serving institution by providing a center of intellectual inquiry and programming to enhance the needs of the community, students, and faculty. Affiliated faculty seek to create and enhance academic courses and curriculum related to Puerto Rican issues. We view the Hub as an essential component of fulfilling our responsibility as a public metropolitan research university. Learn More