HSI Forum: Strengthening Our Designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution

Did you know that 29.55% of graduate, 41.38% of professional, and 32.67% of traditional undergraduate students ethnically identify as Hispanic (OIRA, 2019)? In 2017, the Department of Education approved and designated APU as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as undergraduate enrollment of full-time Hispanic students surpasses the criteria of 25%. APU’s student demographics at the undergraduate level qualifies it as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI).

In APU’s Strategic Plan, there is an emphasis on strengthening and expanding the institution’s status and designation as a MSI and HSI to better serve our minoritized students, especially our growing population of Hispanic students.

We invite you to participate in the upcoming HSI Forum, on October 7, 2020, 10:30-11:30 a.m. to start cultivating a shared vision of what APU can look like compositionally and operationally as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

During the forum, we will glean from a panel of thought leaders and practitioners that include:

  • Kandy Mink Salas, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director of the Ed.D. in Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University
  • Aaron Hinojosa, M.Ed., Executive Director, Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity, Azusa Pacific University
  • Marla A. Franco, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives, University of Arizona
  • Armando Bustos, M.S., Project Director, TRiO Programs, Upward Bound, Azusa Pacific University
  • Cristian Aguilar Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Azusa Pacific University

RSVP for this engaging virtual forum.