Hugo's research interest is in Latino and African-American male students in the K-16 educational pipeline. He also has an interest in researching community colleges and their impact on underrepresented students' academic success. He has presented research papers at both the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and the American Education Research Association (AERA). He is currently working on several research projects that address access and diversity in higher education.
Hugo is a past Howard Bowen Associate and currently a research assistant for Professors Daryl Smith and Scott Thomas. Outside of CGU, Hugo has been actively involved in several national associations and editorial boards. For example, Hugo is currently a member of the Journal of Negro Education and Assistant to the Editor of the Journal of Higher Education.
Previously, he has served as a member of the AERA Council, Chair of the AERA Graduate Student Council, the graduate student representative for Division J, and member of the Social Justice Action Committee with past AERA President-Elect Kris Gutierrez. He also served as a member of AERA's Brown Lecture Series Committee. Hugo is a past member of the ASHE Council on Ethnic Participation's Advisory Board, Awards Committee, Research Awards Committee, and By-Laws Committee. In addition to his education at CGU and service in national associations, Hugo has worked professionally within the Claremont Colleges for the past four years. For example, he is also the past Interim Assistant Dean of Students and Coordinator for Student Programs at the Chicano/Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) Office of The Claremont University Consortium. Prior to his position at CLSA, he worked at Scripps College as the Coordinator for New Student Programs and Orientation and at Pomona College as the Graduate Assistant for Late-Night Programming.
M.Ed., Postsecondary Administration in Student Affairs, University of Southern California
B.A., Political Science/International Relations, University of California, San Diego