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 Inside Higher Ed
Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

As the number of Latinos who attend college grows, growing as well is the number of colleges that meet the federal definition of being Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), which is generally 25 percent or more Latino enrollment.

Published by Campus Technology
Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A new podcast from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will highlight the changing profile of today's college student and the ways higher education must evolve to support student success.

Published by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Published on Monday, April 3, 2017

To A Degree, the Postsecondary Success team’s higher education podcast, highlights the people, institutions, and organizations that are working to provide all students with a high-quality and affordable postsecondary experience, especially those at the greatest risk of being left out.

Published by NBC Latino
Published on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A national effort is seeking to help high achieving, lower-income students enroll and succeed at selective colleges. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the American Talent Initiative is a coalition of 30 Ivy League, state flagship, private universities, and liberal arts colleges.

Published by Bothell Kenmore Reporter
Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

According to a 2015 report by Excelencia in Education, the number of Latinos in STEM has increased in recent years. But, Latinos still make up a very small percentage of STEM professionals.

Published by Texomas.com
Published on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Students from Rider and Hirschi High Schools had the chance to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, at the AT&T building on Kell Blvd. today. Over 3,000 students in 35 cities across the country who got a chance to take a look at careers in those subject fields.

Published by OCCRL-College of Education-University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Published on Thursday, February 23, 2017

On February 7, 2017, Excelencia in Education presented a webinar on their “Growing What Works” initiative that highlights effective examples of programs advancing Latino success in higher education. The Growing What Works database has more than 150 evidence-based programs to serve Latino students better.

Published by Inside Higher Ed
Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Two-year institutions across the country are getting creative with Latino student recruitment as Hispanic populations grow.

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.

Press Releases

WASHINGTON— Excelencia in Education (Excelencia) received a $144,145 grant from the ECMC Foundation to examine the role of faculty in the college success of Latino and other students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).
WASHINGTON— Excelencia in Education (Excelencia) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) today announced that the 2015-16 academic year saw continued and concentrated growth in the number of Latinos attending college.

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.