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HSI Summit Registration Still Open

Registration is still open for the HSI Summit, a free two-day event that is working toward closing the equity gaps for Latinx students and liberating the Latinx community from barriers to success at Cal State San Marcos.

Workshops, a keynote address, roundtable discussions and more will be held Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22. Visit the HSI Summit website to register or for more information on events.

Gina GarciaHSIs, or Hispanic Serving Institutions, are defined as colleges or universities where at least 25% of the undergraduate, full-time enrollment is Hispanic and at least half of the institution’s degree-seeking students must be low-income. CSUSM is among 21 California State University campuses that meet these criteria, allowing them to compete for federal funding to expand and enhance educational opportunities for students.

Gina Garcia, a leading scholar on HSIs, will be the keynote speaker at 5:30 p.m. on April 21. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

“We are excited to have Dr. Gina Garcia visit our campus and assist with the forward development as well as progress of our Hispanic Serving Institution affairs and Latin@/x Student Outcomes at CSUSM," said Renzo Lara, director of the Latin@/X Center. "The intent of the summit is to examine our HSI status, identity, and highlight current efforts toward Latin@/x Student Success and explore solutions to close equity gaps among communities of color at CSUSM. The HSI Summit is meant to be a launching point for continued campus wide initiatives toward social mobility for Latin@/x students.”

In addition to the campus community, regional CSUs and community college partners are invited to CSUSM’s HSI Summit to share their institutional efforts toward HSI effectiveness and highlight best practices.

Visit the HSI Summit website to register or for more information on events.

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