ExCitings are news articles where a member of the Excelencia team has addressed an issue in the press. For interviews please contact MEDIA@edexcelencia.org.


Published by Talent Economy
Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Due to rising costs, higher education isn’t available to everyone. Should it be?

Published by Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Published on Monday, February 6, 2017

In an effort to cultivate future professors of color, the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) will initiate the HSI Pathways to the Professoriate program this summer.

Published by Inside Higher Ed
Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

High school graduates are projected to come from increasingly diverse backgrounds, even as overall levels plateau -- posing a challenge for colleges and universities.

Published by Chronicle of Higher Education
Published on Sunday, October 23, 2016

Colleges that are looking for innovative ways to help all their students succeed should take a close look at some of the practices that have helped Latino students in particular.

Published by UIC News Center
Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UIC has received a five-year, $5.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education affirming the designation of the university as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Published by Hechinger Report
Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This year marks a new record for high school graduation rates across our country. And while equity gaps in graduation rates remain, Latino students made significant progress.

Published by Blavity
Published on Thursday, October 13, 2016

Howard University is launching a new program that is the first doctoral program of its kind in the country. The program will offer a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies (HELPS).

Published by NBC News
Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Latinos have long been at the forefront of the battle to improve education outcomes for all Americans. But unlike many of the struggles of the African-American civil rights movement, these efforts are largely unknown to most people today.

Published by Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What role do presidents have to play in shaping campus policy to be inclusive of all students but particularly Hispanic students at institutions that serve a predominantly Hispanic student population?

Published by Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016

As more Latinos enroll in college, the number of Latinos going into the professoriate is not keeping pace, according to a recent Excelencia in Education analysis of federal data. In 2013, Latinos made up 17 percent of all students in higher education, up from 11 percent in 2003.

Press Releases

On November 14, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) appointed Geisha Williams as the very first female CEO and President of PG&E Corporation effective March 2017. In addition to being the first female head of the utility giant, Williams will also be the first Latina CEO of any Fortune 200 Company.

Excelencia in Education adds 20 new programs to nation’s largest inventory of proven practices for accelerating degree completion among Latinos.

WASHINGTON— Excelencia in Education today announced $1.5 million in grants from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation and Lumina Foundation to expand strategies that accelerate Latino student success in higher education.