April 24, 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Track(s): 
Track 2: Demographics and Diversity
Moderator: 
Shari McMahan
Deputy Provost
California State University Fullerton
An Intentional Exploration of an HSI Identity: The Case of the University of La Verne

This symposium will provide a multi-perspective overview of one institution’s self-exploration of its Hispanic Serving Institution status. The University of La Verne chose to explicitly examine its HSI status to discern if it is truly a Hispanic serving, rather than simply a Hispanic enrolling, institution.

Beatriz Gonzalez
Associate Provost
University of La Verne
First Generation Students: Forging the Pipeline

First generation students often lack the resources to be successful in college. This symposium addresses the pipeline. How do we recruit first generation students to college? How do we keep them in school? And how do we get them to continue on? A university infrastructure is key to this support.

Shari McMahan
Deputy Provost
California State University Fullerton
Jessie Jones
Dean, College of Health and Human Development
California State University Fullerton
Katherine Powers
Director, Graduate Studies
California State University Fullerton
James Rodriguez
AVP Student Affairs
California State University Fullerton