"Excelencia in Education "
Lecture by Sarita Brown
Presented by the Office for Diversity & Equity and the Latino Student Alliance
Date:Monday, January 23, 2012
Location:Harrison Auditorium (Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library)
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Sarita Brown, President of Excelencia in Education, will address Latinos in the Nation's Future and the great potential for college-going talent.
Excelencia in Education is a national organization working to accelerate Latino success in higher education by linking research, policy, and practice to serve Latino students. Ms. Brown started her career at the University of Texas at Austin by building a national model promoting minority success in graduate education. Coming to the nation's capital to work for educational associations, she was appointed Executive Director of the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans under President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley. Maintaining her commitment to improving the quality of education for the underserved, Ms. Brown now applies her talents and experience to the not-for-profit sector as Founding President of Excelencia in Education.
Latinos in the Nation's Future (2009), edited by Henry Cisneros and published by Arte Público Press, includes “Making the Next Generation Our Greatest Resource” by Sarita Brown.
*Watch the video footage of this event here.*