Dr. Charles Mitchel, Executive Director of the Academy for Urban
School Transformation and The Institute for International Schools at the
College of Education and Human Services, will moderate a statewide
conference exploring the role of Latinos in higher education. The event
-- Latinos and the Future of Higher Education: Access, Retention and
Graduate Aspiration -- takes place on April 10 at 8 p.m. at the Downtown
Marriott Hotel in Trenton, New Jersey. The conference is organized by
the Latino Institute, Inc., and is expected to attract more than 400
educators, students and college administrators.
A panel of distinguished professionals including New Jersey Senators
Nellie Pou and Robert Singer and Gregg Edwards, Deputy Commissioner of
New Jersey Higher Education, will examine a series of important topics
including the impact of college costs on graduation rates among Latino
students. Panelists will also discuss the growth of the Latino student
body, the effect of immigration reform, the adoption of the Dream Act
and the role of Latinos as faculty, administrators and in governance.
Dr. Mitchel will present a workshop entitled: Recharging your
Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Battery: Getting the energy I need to
succeed in Higher Education (and life).
For more information or to register, visit www.latinoinstitute.net.
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