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Representation Matters: Addressing the Latinx Leadership Crisis in Higher Education
October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
the Consortium on Race, Gender & Ethnicity will present “Representation Matters: Addressing the Latinx Leadership Crisis in Higher Education.” The event will be led by Professor Michelle Espino, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Higher Education & Special Education, University of Maryland, College Park
Discussants will include:
- Marie Mora, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Missouri – St. Louis
- Deborah Santiago, CEO, Excelencia
The goal of the seminar is to have a conversation on the increasing shifting demographics in higher education, colleges and universities, and the preparation required to engage in equitable practices that foster persistence and success for all groups, but most critically, Latinx/a/o student, faculty, and administrators. This presentation seeks to highlight major national and local issues that disproportionately hinder access to senior leadership roles for traditionally and historically underrepresented faculty and administrators. We plan to invite a national audience that will include scholars, researchers, practitioners, community members, policy makers and students.
The intent is to engage in a difficult conversation on how to address Latinx/a/o social inequalities and inequity in higher education: who is being included, who is being left out of the higher education opportunity structure and who is missing from the leadership landscape and who is in those leadership roles. The format will be 45 minutes for a presentation, 15 minutes for each discussant and 30 minutes for Q&A.
Register by October 21
Latinos represent 18.1% of the U.S. population and continue to have high school dropout rates higher than other racial/ethnic groups and college completions rates for traditionally and historically underrepresented groups that are lower than non-URM Latino groups. We hope to convene faculty, graduate students, higher education policy experts and community representatives to engage in a conversation about issues of equity and inclusion in higher education. A guiding premise of the conversation is that we all have a stake in the success, mobility and advancement of Latinos in higher education leadership.
Sponsored by CRGE and OGDI with Financial Support from the Pepsi Enhancement Fund (part of the 5th Annual OGDI Spring Speaker Series)