CSU Chancellor to Discuss Initiatives to Increase Latino Faculty at Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Conference
Clara Potes-Fellow, (562) 951-4806
(March 4, 2010) – CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed will share the podium with California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education's Fifth Annual Conference, at 5:30 p.m., on Friday, March 5. The conference is being held at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Chancellor Reed will discuss systemwide initiatives to increase the pipeline of Latinos attending to and graduating from college, as well as the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program, which offers loan forgiveness for doctoral degree holders who come to work as faculty at the CSU. Many Latino faculty members have come to the CSU through this route.
Currently, 8.2 percent of CSU's full-time faculty is Latino. The national average for Latino full-time faculty across all degree granting institutions is 3.6 percent.
Chancellor Reed will invite participants to share their ideas on what else the system can do in terms of recruitment and building better networks to increase Latino faculty.
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) works to increase the pipeline of Hispanic faculty in higher education, bring issues pertinent to Hispanics to the attention of the larger academic community, and recognize the achievements of Hispanics in academe.
California State University, Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon and CSU Dominguez Hills President Mildred Garcia will speak at the conference's plenary session, at 12:45 p.m. on March 5.
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