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2013 Higher Education Graduate Summit

April 15, 2013
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rayburn House Office Building – Room B340

“Latinos & The Pell Grant: Reassessing Policy Impact and Efficacy for the Next Generation of Latino Students”
Moderated by CHCI Higher Education Graduate Fellow Jose L. Plaza

Read the Download file 2013 Higher Education Graduate Summit White Paper-Jose Plaza.

Latino access to a quality education has been lauded as one of the single most important tools for upward mobility. Yet, with rising tuition costs and surmounting challenges in dealing with financial and institutional issues- Latino students are facing a bleak future in higher education. Data supports the urgency for efficient and timely intervention at federal and institutional levels to meet the demands of one of the fastest growing student populations. This expert panel will address the current state of affairs of the Latino student population, impact of the Federal Pell Grant program, and much needed reform to successfully address the shortcoming of the Pell Grant program.

Join CHCI Higher Education Graduate Fellow Jose L. Plaza as he leads a discussion on the critical state of Latinos in higher education and the need to revamp and reassess the Federal Pell Grant in hopes of addressing shortcomings in the success of the burgeoning Latino student population.


Marco Davis: Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Invited)

Jennifer Engle, Ph.D: Vice President of Policy Research, Institute for Higher Education Policy

Martha J. Kanter: Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education 

Joseph Mais: Deputy Director, The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)

Jen Mishory: Deputy Director, Young Invincibles

Roberto Rodriguez: Special Assistant to the President for Education, White House Domestic Policy Council (Invited)

The 2013 CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.