Sunday, September 16
The “Celebration and Education” event takes place 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tays Center. September 16 is Independence Day for Mexico. This event combines historical, cultural and entertainment components educating our community about the significance of this period in history. Dr. Victor Sáenz will do a presentation on “The State of Hispanic Students in Higher Education.” Professor Jose Gonzalez-Gonzalez will give a brief history on “Mexican Independence Day.” The Ballet Folklorico Del La Tierra Del Encanto will perform various dances from the different regions of Mexico: Veracruz, Zacatecas, and Jalisco. The event is free of charge.
Monday, September 17
For those of you unable to attend the Sunday evening event, you are cordially invited to attend the Dr. Sáenz’ presentation from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm on the Patio: “The State of Hispanic Students in Higher Education.”
Dr. Victor B. Sáenz, Ph.D is an assistant professor in the Higher Education Administration program within the Department of Educational Administration (EDA) and a faculty associate with the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas Austin. Dr. Sáenz has conducted research on Border Higher Education Issues; diversity & desegregation; college access and college readiness for Latino, first-generation and low-income college students; policy issues in higher education; and assessment issues in higher education.