Call for Proposals - 2019 Minority Serving Institution Convening at Richland College in Dallas, Texas

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Richland College in collaboration with the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program is hosting its annual two-day conference for institutions of higher education interested in improving success of minority and underserved student populations. The conference will be held on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.   

This annual convening, entitled “Using Data to Effect Change,” provides an opportunity for educators to gather and discuss  

  • evaluation processes to improve and expand minority student programs and initiatives  

  • evidence-based program development  

  • effective research and data-mining techniques 

  • building capacity and collaborations among minority serving institutions to advance research that promotes equity for all students 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lee Lambert, Chancellor of the Pima Community College District, will lead the Opening Address on Friday, October 18th. Dr. Lambert will guide the Convening and inspire participants to share effective strategies and evidence-based research for evaluating programs and initiatives that support minority student success. This year, the keynote address will be followed by a panel of community college students who will share their stories of navigating higher education.    

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Proposals are being accepted for workshops that focus on collecting and using data effectively, and presentations on evidence-based programs and initiatives. Graduate students are also eligible to submit a proposal for the graduate student poster session. For more detailed information, please visit the MSI Convening website (text link: The deadline for proposals for both workshops and posters is Friday, June 7. 

For questions about submitting a proposal, please contact Dr. Jennifer Baggett, Faculty Program Chair of Proposals at or (972)238-6018 (Central Standard Time).  

REGISTER NOW! Over two hundred educators from across the nation gather for the annual MSI Convening in Dallas, Texas to participate in data-focused plenary and breakout sessions and to discuss programs and initiatives that impact student success. Past plenary speakers included Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, professor and founder and CEO of Do Good Work Educational Consulting, LLC, and Dr. Robert Teranishi, professor and co-director at the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA. The 2019 MSI Convening is free, but registration is required, so please visit the website to find out more and register today.  

Visit the MSI Convening website for more information (text link: For questions, please contact Dr. LaQueta L. Wright, 2019 MSI Convening Chair, at or 972-238-6230 (Central Standard Time).