2019 MSI Convening - Register Now!


We are excited to announce that registration is open for Richland College’s fourth annual Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Convening in Dallas, Texas. The MSI Convening, supported in part through Richland College’s AANAPISI program grant, will be held on our campus on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019. As in past years, there is no fee for this free, two-day conference, but registration is required.

The Keynote Address on Friday morning will be provided by Lee Lambert, Chancellor of Pima Community College, a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Tucson, Arizona.  Chancellor Lambert is also CEO of the National Asian Pacific Islanders Council (NAPIC) and has been recognized nationally by the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education for contributions to education and to the API community. In 2018, he received the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention Humanitarian Award. Chancellor Lambert’s keynote address will guide the 2019 MSI Convening and inspire participants to share effective strategies and evidence based research for evaluating programs and initiatives that support minority student success.  Following the address, MSI Fellows from the Dallas County Community College District participate in a panel discussion to share about their experiences as minority students attending community colleges.

Our Plenary Speaker on Saturday morning is Dr. Melissa Gonzalez, President at Houston Community College-Southeast. Dr. Gonzalez will discuss challenges in improving minority student success at community colleges and share data about the success of some of the initiatives and programs her college has implemented.

The Convening includes discussion and networking opportunities where you can build new working relationships and obtain advice about your own programs.  Featured presentations and workshops throughout the conference will include specific methods, data, and programs focused on improving minority student success as well as how-to sessions about collecting and using quantitative data to design, evaluate, modify and improve programs and initiatives that address success of minority and under-served students. The full schedule, including abstracts for the breakout sessions, is available on the website (see link below).

For more information about the convening and to register for this free conference, visit our website: https://richlandcollege.edu/msi-convening The registration deadline is Friday, October 4, but we encourage you to register as soon as possible to reserve your place.

For questions about the conference, please contact Dr. LaQueta L. Wright, 2019 MSI Convening Chair, at Lwright@dcccd.edu or 972-238-6230 (Central Standard Time).
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