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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dr. Vasquez-Urias Named 2016 ELEVATE Fellow

Dr. Marissa Vasquez-Urias
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) has selected 19 Early Career Faculty Members to participate in its ELEVATE training program, and the College of Education’s own Marissa Vasquez-Urias was selected to participate.

The ELEVATE (Enriching Learning, Enhancing Visibility & Training Educators) program is hosted annually by the Penn Center in Philadelphia. In the three-day training program, participants will acquire skills necessary to address the unique and nuanced needs of early career faculty members at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

Participants will have the opportunity to further develop their skills through hands on workshops and informal discussions that will cover topics such as grant writing, crafting a research agenda, expanding global education, teaching, and mentoring. Drawing from the expertise of the Center, the Council on International Educational Exchange, and our affiliates throughout the nation, ELEVATE will support the ongoing learning, training and networking of early career MSI faculty.

Vasquez-Urias is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education as well as the Associate Director of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3). Her research examines factors impacting the success of male students of color, particularly Latino and African American men, in the community college.

Knowledge obtained from ELEVATE will help participants to enhance the visibility of MSIs in national conversations by producing more high quality research and practice. SDSU and the College of Education is proud to have faculty participating at the forefront of this research.