By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Cal State San Bernardino has been recognized for its work and achievements with Latino students by being named a finalist for the inaugural Seal of Excelencia from Excelencia in Education, which recognizes colleges and universities promoting Latino student success.
CSUSB is one of 20 institutions from around the country and one of four California State University campuses to be named finalists for the seal. The other three CSU campuses are Cal State Channel Islands, Cal State Monterrey Bay and San Diego State.
The institutions that will receive the seal will be announced on June 20 at the Excelencia in Education 15-year anniversary celebration to be held in Washington, D.C.
The goal of the Seal of Excelencia is to accelerate institutional transformation to promote equity and college completion for Latino students, according to the Excelencia in Education website. The seal is a voluntary certification with a framework for serving Latino students—not just enrolling them—identifies trendsetting institutions, and helps other institutions that aspire to better serve their students.
To be considered for the seal, the participating colleges and universities provided a data snapshot of Latinos being served at the institution, details of programs and practices intentionally serving Hispanic students; and leadership strategies committed to accelerating Latino student success.
Excelencia in Education, founded in 2004, has informed, organized, and compelled changes to advance Latino student success in higher education. Working with trendsetting professionals and serving as the information source on the status and unmet needs of Latino students, Excelencia leads the community of action that will implement the changes necessary to meet the country’s workforce and civic leadership needs for the future.
For more information, visit the Excelencia in Education website.