UREAG's Global Village dialogue:

Equity, diversity, recruitment and retention in higher education: perspectives from Indigenous and Latino administrators

Please join the Under-Represented Ethnic and Ability Groups (UREAG) on Thursday, March 12 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the International Ballroom Center, Concourse Level for an invited roundtable session of higher education administrators and scholars from within the United States with professional backgrounds in researching and serving Indigenous, Latino and other students of color, (including those from low-income backgrounds, and first-generation students), as these students pursue higher education degrees in programs known for their diversity and equity initiatives. The research interests of our invited panelists are aligned with the need to better understand minority and Indigenous access to higher education, effective recruitment and retention efforts as well as the experiences of minority and Indigenous students as they navigate the higher education journey.

Immediately following the Global Village dialogue, in the same room, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, the 3 Global Village panelists will take part in a Mentorship Workshop, with the addition of Dr. Mohamed Nur-Awaleh from Illinois State University and Dr. Anne Mungai from Adelphi University. All are welcome to attend.

Our invited Global Village panelists include:

Arlene Torres

Dr. Arlene Torres, Associate Professor and Director of the Chancellor’s Latino Faculty Initiative in Academic Affairs, The City University of New York (CUNY) will critically assess how innovative recruitment and retention programs are strategies that are being developed to support scholars, community leaders, and faculty advancement at the City University of New York (CUNY) and nationally.

Malia Villegas

Dr. Malia Villegas, Director of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Policy Research Center, will highlight efforts to train Indigenous researchers and higher education leaders within Aotearoa/New Zealand, United States, Canada, and Australia.

Alberto Cabrera

Dr. Alberto Cabrera, Full Professor at the University of Maryland -College Park, will outline the pathway to and through post-secondary education for Latinos and other students of color, and will look at a number of variables which offer insight into how motivated and prepared these students are for post-secondary work.

Mohamed Nur-Awaleh

Dr. Mohamed Nur-Awaleh, Illinois State University, UREAG chair.

Anne Mungai

Prof. Anne Mungai, UREAG Vice Chair, Full Professor, and Chair Curriculum and Instruction Dept, Adelphi University, New York.