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The LARES (Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services) Program was founded in 1975 to improve Latino students’ college level skills in math, reading, writing, and critical thinking while developing leadership skills. The LARES program also collaborates with schools, community colleges, social services and community agencies to facilitate college access.

Express to Success aims to increase success and completion rates in developmental math and English for Latino students who place one to two levels below college level courses through the collaboration between students and teachers in learning communities.

Developed in 2001, The UTPA/UT- Austin Cooperative Doctoral Program in Pharmacy (CDPP) encourages students from the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo regions of South Texas to pursue pharmacy as a career, and provides recruitment, training and retention of proficient pharmacists that understand the language and culture of the largely Hispanic South Texas community.

Initiated in Fall 2005, the Student Employment Initiative (SEI) provides on-campus paid internship opportunities in a student’s program of study above and beyond traditional work-study.

In 2009, Cañada College created the Math Jam, a campus-wide math success program to address the low level of math preparation of underrepresented students studying STEM, allowing students to “test out” of math courses. Participants become connected with faculty, tutors, peers, and the STEM Center, further strengthening student engagement and course success rates in subsequent college coursework.

The purpose of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME) is to increase the number of students earning a STEM degree, with a specific focus on increasing the number of under-represented minority, and particularly Latino, students.

DirectConnect was introduced in 2006 as a partnership between the University of Central Florida (UCF) and four Central Florida colleges: Valencia College, Brevard and Lake-Sumter Community Colleges and Seminole State College. Open to all students, this transfer initiative places emphasis on the student experience, smooth transition from college to the university, shared-use of facilities, and strong academic programs/services.

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program offers degree formats that are accessible by full-time students and working professionals alike. The UTEP MBA has created academic and co-curricular opportunities that lead to student success. Latino participation in these opportunities is consistent with their percentage of the student body.