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Faculty Lecture: Recruit, Respond, Retain! A University Study on Efforts to Recruit African American and Latinx Students, Thursday, May 9th

by Library News on 2019-05-02T14:05:56-07:00 | Comments

Recruit, Respond, Retain: A Comprehensive University Study on Efforts to Recruit African American and Latinx Students, Successfully Respond to Their Campus Needs, and Retain through Graduation

Andrea Wilson, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President, Student Support Services

Martin Castillo, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President, Campus Life

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Where: Library Biella Room
Refreshments will be served

The reality is that African American students have the lowest graduation and retention rates and one in five will graduate with a bachelor's degree in 4 years. Additionally 1 in 4 Latinx students will not persist beyond their first year of college.

The purpose of this research was to provide an understanding of what experiences contribute to retention & graduation rates for African American and Latinx students respectively, that subsequently increases their desire to persist through college.

Additionally, it broadens best university practices for students not involved in culturally specific programs and determines in what ways, and how, the university meets African American and Latinx student cultural needs as well.

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