Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority in efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, announced that Lone Star College-North Harris President Dr. Bennie Lambert has chosen to be part of Presidents for Latino Student Success network.
This important national network is comprised of college and university presidents and chancellors who commit to making their institutions learning environments where Latino students thrive. The institutions in Excelencia’s network are transforming higher education.
Of the thousands of colleges and universities across the country, the more than 150 leaders of the 175 institutions in the network enroll one in four of all Latino students in higher education. More importantly, these institutions account for one in three of all Latino graduates. In fact, a subset of the Excelencia network 30 institutions that have been certified with the Seal of Excelencia represents 13% of all Latino enrollment and graduates, 14% of all Latinos in the U.S.
Excelencia professionals, the leadership network, and their campus teams, actively collaborate to put evidence-based practices and strategic analysis of student data to use supporting and advancing the talents, skills, and contributions of Latino students and the institutions.
“Higher education leaders with skills and vision are fundamental to our country’s strong recovery. Those prepared to engage and intentionally serve Latino students, while serving all their students, will lead the way,” said Sarita Brown, Co-founder and President of Excelencia.
Excelencia is honored to work with the trendsetting presidents and chancellors who have accepted this challenge. The leaders in the network have made common cause with Excelencia to accelerate Latino student success in higher education.
“It is a great honor to be collaborating with such a diverse group of leaders from colleges and universities from all over the country,” Dr. Lambert said. “Lone Star College-North Harris serves a diverse population of students, 56% of whom are Hispanic. And LSC-North Harris’ Mi Casa Es Su CASA has been recognized as the 2020 Associate Degree Example of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education, the only national effort to identify and promote evidence-based practices accelerating Latino student success in higher education.”
Through the network, Dr. Lambert will collaborate with Excelencia to leverage collective expertise and resources, foster partnerships, and amplify current efforts at the national level. To learn more about Presidents for Latino Student Success network and the other institutional leaders across the country affiliated with Excelencia, visit: https://www.edexcelencia.org/leadership/presidents-latino-student-success.