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Hispanic Policy Network

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Hispanic Policy Network (HPN) has a new website, www.hispanicpolicy.org. Please visit our new website for most current and up to date information.


HPN is a staff and faculty organization committed to the improvement of higher education opportunities for Hispanics.

Our goals include:

  • Educational Advocacy: to articulate educational concerns, needs and issues whereby the University as a whole becomes more fully aware of the presence and contributions of Hispanics.
  • Networking: to engage actively in network-building with staff, faculty, and students for the purpose of securing changes in policies and procedures HPN deems important to its constituents.. HPN is also actively engaged in community affairs.
  • Recruitment/Retention: to assist in maintaining effective institutional programs to recruit and retain a diverse staff, faculty, and student population. HPN also serves as a resource on information regarding Hispanics.
  • Scholarship Assistance: provide financial assistance to incoming and existing Hispanic students in order for them to complete their educational journey at Texas State.
  • Culture Promotion: to assist in the promotion of Hispanic history and culture for educational and public information purposes.
  • Working Atmosphere: to advocate a safe and beneficial working environment for all Hispanic staff, faculty and students.

Andreina is a first-year student at Texas State. She is a graduate of Taylor High School in Taylor, Texas. She is currently pursuing a major in Business Management, but is also interested in Social Work or Elementary Education. She was a member of her high school dance team and the National Honor Society. She was also the Senior Class Secretary.



Karen is a first-year student at Texas State. She is a graduate of Memorial High School in McAllen, Texas. She is currently pursuing a major in Interdisciplinary Studies with a strong interest in mathematics. While in high school, she was actively involved in a variety of community service initiatives, including math tutoring.




Veronica is a third-year student at Texas State. She is the daughter of Edward Suarez, who works at Texas State. She is a graduate of San Marcos High School. She is pursuing a major in Anthropology with a minor in Geography. She plays the violin and has been actively involved with Mariachi at Texas State.



Captain Daniel Benitez 

Congratulations to our newly appointed Captain Daniel Benitez.


The Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of the University Policy Department would like to announce the promotion of Daniel Benitez to the Captain position in the University Police Department.  He started his employment with this department in 1997 as a Police Officer.  In 2001, he advanced to the rank of Police Sergeant through his ability to lead others, vision and professionalism.  He brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position as he has served as a supervisor of Patrol, Crime Prevention, and was the Administrative Sergeant.


His commitment to this department and the university is displayed as he volunteers for various groups such as Emerging Stars, SACA, speaker for ASG as well as his professional affiliations with the Texas Municipal Police Association, Hispanic Policy Network, and the Texas State University Police Officer Association to name a few. 


Please join us in congratulating Captain Benitez to his new position. Felicidades y prosperidad!

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Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (click to expand)

In support of HAPCOA’s Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals, We have created an honorary scholarship funded membership for a student from Texas State University majoring in Criminal Justice. This honorary member will have the opportunity to experience how a professional organization made up of primarily Hispanic police commanders operates. He or she will also experience the art of networking within the police environment and be exposed to our national training conference.

    In addition to the chapter’s membership, the selected student will attend HAPCOA’s National Training Conference at our expense. In order to make this initiative a true valuable experience, attendance at the national conference is necessary. The networking that occurs and the career expo would be a tremendous opportunity for them and for us.

    The Texas State University Police Department has also pledged to contribute to this tremendous opportunity. The police department will invite the student to all in-house 120 hour training program to include firearms and tactical training, to leadership and professional development.

Scholarship Applicationhispanic-policy-network/HPN-News/HPN-Archives.html

HPN Has New Membership Dues

HPN dues are now 20 dollars.  Members can pay dues by cash or check.  Click on the link below for member information and membership form.

Membership Information

 Please review our list of active members and activate your membership today!

Member List