U.S. Secretary of Education Cardona to Provide Keynote Remarks at the League of United Latin American Citizens National Convention in Puerto Rico, Participate in Roundtable with University of Puerto Rico at Carolina Students

U.S. Secretary of Education Cardona to Provide Keynote Remarks at the League of United Latin American Citizens National Convention in Puerto Rico, Participate in Roundtable with University of Puerto Rico at Carolina Students

On Thursday, July 28, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico where he will provide remarks at the 93rd annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) national convention and exposition. The conversation will focus on the state of education in America.

Afterwards, Secretary Cardona will visit the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) at Carolina where he will tour the campus and participate in a conversation with UPR students about their experiences throughout the pandemic and how they have received support through Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) as they continue their studies. UPR used nearly $800,000 in HEERF funds to discharge student debt. Additional funds were used to modernize classrooms to improve broadband and technology services for students on and off campus, and improve safety.

Funding from the American Rescue Plan has delivered over $786 million to 104 colleges and universities in Puerto Rico including $11 million to community colleges. This funding provided through HEERF is one of the largest one-time infusions of funding ever provided to the territory's colleges and universities.

A press gaggle will follow both stops.

Please RSVP by emailing pressrsvp@ed.gov to secure your spot.

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

What :

Keynote Remarks at LULAC Convention

When :

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. AT

Where :

Puerto Rico Convention Center Dr. Pedro Roselló

Press: This event is open press. All members of the media must register here for press credentials.


Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona 

What :

Press Gaggle

When :

10:30 – 10:40 a.m. AT
*Please arrive no later than 10:20 a.m.*

Where :

Puerto Rico Convention Center Dr. Pedro Roselló

Press: This event is open press. To participate, please RSVP to pressrsvp@ed.gov.

*Exact location will be shared upon RSVP*


Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
UPR at Carolina Chancellor José I. Meza Pereira
UPR at Carolina President Luis Ferrao Delgado

What :

UPR at Carolina Campus Tour

When :

1:50 – 2:10 p.m. AT 

Where :

University of Puerto Rico at Carolina

Press: This portion of the visit is closed press. Footage will be shared upon request.


Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
UPR at Carolina Chancellor José I. Meza Pereira
UPR at Carolina President Luis Ferrao Delgado
UPR at Carolina students

What :

Roundtable with UPR at Carolina Students

When :

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. AT 

Where :

University of Puerto Rico at Carolina
School of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Press: This event is open press. To participate, please RSVP to pressrsvp@ed.gov.


Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
UPR at Carolina Chancellor José I. Meza Pereira
UPR at Carolina President Luis Ferrao Delgado

What :

Press Gaggle

When :

3:00 – 3:10 p.m. AT

Where :

University of Puerto Rico at Carolina
School of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Press: This event is open press. To participate, please RSVP to pressrsvp@ed.gov.