Hispanic Institute Mission and Goals The Mission of the Hispanic Institute at Hodges University is to strengthen the awareness, understanding and impact of Hispanic culture.Goals of the Hispanic Institute: Enhance university and community awareness of the role of the Hispanic Institute.Sensitize employees to Hispanic cultures to better facilitate service and teaching and learning.Identify and find solutions to the needs of Hispanics within the university and the community.Create national and international partnerships with educational institutions and organizations. A Civic Engagement Forum was held March 9, 2012 on our Fort Myers campus. Ray Judah, Sharon Harrington, John Manning, Tammy Hall, Ken Wilkinson, and Linda Doggett served as panelists. Click here to view a video of this informative event. The Hispanic Institute held the First Annual Promise Award Luncheon August 5, 2011 at the Pelican Preserve Country Club. Click here to watch video of the speakers and presentations.