A Life is Waiting: Issues Facing Hispanic Males in College

Featuring Dr. Luis Ponjuan
12:00pm - 1:30 pm, EST, Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Registration for this webinar is closed.

Members: $49, Non-Members: $79

The recent White House announcement addresses the educational challenges that many young men of color face in our nation’s educational institutions. Over the last twenty-five years there has been a great amount of research focused on African American males, but less is known about the unique issues for Hispanic males. There are many factors that may determine how these young men experience and navigate their educational pathways to a higher education degree.

The purpose of this webinar is to create greater awareness among institutional diversity officers about young men of color in higher education, especially Hispanic males. This dynamic presentation relies on recent national data and highlights current research focused on Hispanic males. At the conclusion of the presentation, webinar participants will be better able to advocate for the unique needs of Hispanic males on their campus, because, a life is waiting.

Luis PonjuanDr. Luis Ponjuan is an Associate Professor in Higher Education Administration in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on male students of color academic success and college degree completion, first-generation students’ access into higher education, and the recruitment and retention of faculty members of color. He has earned research grant funding from the TG Foundation, The Greater Texas Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He was awarded the 2012 National Education Association’s New Scholar Prize, selected as a 2009 Faculty Fellow from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, and designated as a 2008 ASHE and Ford Foundation Fellow.

Dr. Ponjuan earned his PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan, his Masters of Science from The Florida State University, and his Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans. He was born in La Habana, Cuba and is a first-generation college graduate.