Empowering Latinx Students for College Success

Empowering Latinx Students for College Success

A ODI Hispanic Heritage Discussion Series: Part I

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. ET

We hope you can join us for a virtual Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Frederick L. Aldama, University Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University and Founding Director, Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Panelists include:

Desiree Vega, PhD

Associate Professor
School Psychology | University of Arizona

Dr. Vega's research addresses (in)equity in education, focusing a social justice lens to advocate for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Through primarily qualitative inquiry, she focuses on fostering the academic success of African American and Latinx youth; resilience in higher education among African American, Latinx, and first-generation college students; and preparing culturally competent school psychologists.

Luis Ponjuan, PhD

Associate Professor
Higher Education Admin | Texas A&M University

Dr. Ponjuan's social justice research agenda focuses on Latino male students, faculty members of color, and STEM learning outcomes. He is the Research Director of the IDEAL (Investing in Diversity, Equity, Access, and Learning) research project at Texas A&M University and is book co-editor of Ensuring the Success of Latino Males in Higher Education: A National Imperative.

Need accommodations?

If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please send an email to Yolanda Zepeda at zepeda.3@osu.edu. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs. Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.