The Hispanic-Serving Institution interest group promotes research and educational and leadership opportunities for FAU faculty and students that focus on Latinx success in higher education. This group is co-directed by Andrés Ramírez, Ph.D., assistant professor in the College of Education, and María Vásquez-Colina, Ph.D., associate professor also in the College of Education. Participants include representatives from the College of Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Science and FAU’s Intercultural Communication and Student Affairs, among others.
The HSI research group will be recognized as an institutional key player and catalyst in transforming Florida Atlantic University from an incidental Hispanic-Serving Institution to an inclusive, culturally responsive, Latinx Serving Institution. We are committed to advancing Latinx ways of knowing and purposefully attract, retain, serve, and improve the education of Latinx, low-income, and other underrepresented students for the benefit of all FAU students, staff, administration and the surrounding community from which it learns and serves.