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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.