President Abel A. Chávez officially joined the President’s for Latino Student Success (P4LSS) during a special event held Friday in the Sueltenfuss Library. P4LSS is a diverse group of more than 130 leaders in postsecondary education who have committed to making their institutions learning environments where Latino students can thrive. The group was created and is sponsored by Excelencia in Education informs, organizes and compels changes to advance Latino student success in higher education.
P4LSS is a group of college and university presidents from throughout the U.S. who are dedicated to ensuring that Latino students thrive in the higher education environment. The group was created by Excelencia In Education, an organization that accelerates Latino student success in higher education by promoting Latino student achievement, conducting analysis to inform educational policies, and advancing institutional practices while collaborating with those committed and ready to meet the mission.
Excelencia’s President Sarita Brown welcomed Dr. Chávez into P4LSS along with current members Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President of Texas A&M University at San Antonio, and Taylor Eighmy, President of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Other prominent leaders attending the event were Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Housing Secretary; Francisco Solis, Jr., President of San Antonio College; Robert Gomez, President of Palo Alto College; Adriana Rocha Garcia, City Councilwoman, District 2, and OLLU professor; Phyllis Viagran, City Councilwoman, District 3; Fernando Godinez, President and CEO of the Mexican American Unity Council; Jeanette Morales, Executive Director of Student and PK-12 Services for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; and Kimberly Espy, Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of Texas at San Antonio.