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Preparing the next generation of Latino leaders

Universities are cultivating the hopes and dreams of Latino students as they educate the leaders of tomorrow.

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By Drew Vincent, Senior Communication & Content Strategist, University of Texas at San Antonio

“Through data, practice and leadership, UTSA has embraced its important mission as a Hispanic Serving Institution and it continues—even during these challenging times—to actively build pathways for equity for its students, its community and our country.”

— Sarita Brown, Excelencia in Education’s president
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“Not only are our students completing their degrees at a faster pace than ever before, they’re also earning degrees in higher numbers. We’ve seen a 42% increase in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Latino students over the last five years,” said Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy, UTSA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. “At the same time, our Latino undergraduate enrollment increased by 25%, and the percentage of Latino students graduating with debt decreased by 6%. These numbers tell a striking story about UTSA’s commitment to Latino student success.”