Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students

Goal: Invest funds to increase the recruitment and retention of under-represented students through targeted recruitment and outreach to inform students of exceptional programmatic and co-curricular opportunities

Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs


Working Group Progress Update:

  • Investments provide support for targeted recruitment and outreach activities. The working group has focused their efforts in three areas, recruitment, transition programs and services, and retention. Through the development of the Aztec Scholars Initiative, they defined initiatives in each of the three focal areas. The initiatives are targeted for African American and American Indian students. A working group was formed in Fall 2013 and is currently implementing initiatives to support this goal. The working group has focused their efforts in three areas, recruitment, transition programs and services, and retention. Through the development of the Aztec Scholars Initiative, they defined initiatives in each of the three focal areas. The initiatives are targeted for African American and American Indian students. The first year's recruiting initiative resulted in a 29% increase in freshman intents to enroll for African American students (143 to 184) and a 156% increase in freshman intents to enroll for American Indian students (9 to 23). In 14/15, additional funding was committed in support of the Aztec Scholars Initiative and the result was a 16% increase of intents to enroll for African American students (184 to 213), and a 16% increase of intents to enroll for American Indian students over the previous fall (23 to 26).

2013/2014 Working Group Report

Final Report for Harambee Weekend- March 14-15, 2014

Committee Members


Co-Chair: Antionette Marbray, Student Affairs
Co-Chair: Vitaliano Figueroa, Student Affairs

Emilo Ulloa
EOP 
Aaron Bruce 
President's Office 
Sandra Cook 
Enrollment Services 
Sandra Temores-Valdez 
Enrollment Services 
Stacey Sinclair 
Division of Undergraduate Studies 
Estralita Martin 
College of Sciences 
Gabrielle Gray 
Associated Students Representative 
Joel Deas 
Associated Students Representative 
Glen McClish 
University Senate Representative 
Barbara Evans 
University Senate Representative