Meeting the increasing challenges of a global economy requires all in the U.S. are well educated, especially the growing Latino population. Now, more than ever, it is necessary to build momentum to capture the talents of Latino students and enhance their transitions into a highly skilled workforce and into leadership roles in the U.S. society.
Launched in 2005, the Examples of Excelencia initiative is designed to help reach this goal by identifying and honoring programs and departments at the forefront of increasing academic opportunities and improving achievement for Latino students at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. We focus on results and disseminating these promising practices to others interested in serving Latino students. We invite you to make a nomination for a program you believe deserves to be recognized as an Example of Excelencia.
Through the Examples of Excelencia initiative, we hope to achieve three major goals:
Focus on better results for Latino students – We want to identify good ideas, tactics and strategies at work within colleges and universities today and share this information with other educators and policymakers to make an even bigger impact.
Recognition – We want to offer public recognition to the educators, community based organizations and institutions who lead these efforts by making good use of resources to serve Latino college-going students and all students well.
Dissemination – We want to share action oriented profiles about these effective efforts with educators, policymakers and business leaders ready to invest time and resources in serving Latino students and thus growing the country’s future workforce and leadership.