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Working group: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students

Goal: Invest funds to increase the recruitment and retention of under-represented students through targeted recruitment and outreach to inform students of exceptional programmatic and co-curricular opportunities

Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs

Working Group Progress Update:

  • Investments provide support for targeted recruitment and outreach activities. The working group has focused their efforts in three areas, recruitment, transition programs and services, and retention. Through the development of the Aztec Scholars Initiative, they defined initiatives in each of the three focal areas. The initiatives are targeted for African American and American Indian students. A working group was formed in Fall 2013 and is currently implementing initiatives to support this goal.  The working group has focused their efforts in three areas, recruitment, transition programs and services, and retention.  Through the development of the Aztec Scholars Initiative, they defined initiatives in each of the three focal areas.  The initiatives are targeted for African American and American Indian students.  The first year's recruiting initiative resulted in a 29% increase in freshman intents to enroll for African American students (143 to 184) and a 156% increase in freshman intents to enroll for American Indian students (9 to 23).  In 14/15, additional funding was committed in support of the Aztec Scholars Initiative and the result was a 16% increase of intents to enroll for African American students (184 to 213), and a 16% increase of intents to enroll for American Indian students over the previous fall (23 to 26).

2013/2014 Working Group Report 

Final Report for Harambee Weekend- March 14-15, 2014 

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Committee Members

Co-Chair:  Antionette Marbray, Student Affairs
Co-Chair:  Vitaliano Figueroa, Student Affairs

  • Emilo Ulloa, EOP
  • Aaron Bruce, President's Office
  • Sandra Cook, Enrollment Services
  • Sandra Temores-Valdez, Enrollment Services
  • Stacey Sinclair, Division of Undergraduate Studies
  • Estralita Martin, College of Sciences
  • Gabrielle Gray, Associated Students Representative
  • Joel Deas, Associated Students Representative
  • Glen McClish, University Senate Representative
  • Barbara Evans, University Senate Representative