Welcome to ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? a podcast dedicated to everything Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
I’m your host, Dra. Gina Garcia, bringing you all the latest and greatest on what’s happening in HSIs. Join us as we explore the history and evolution of HSIs, culturally relevant and liberatory practices in HSIs, current and emerging research with HSIs, and the policies that shape servingness.
Listen to Season 1 episodes or browse Season 2 below. All episodes are available on your favorite podcast streaming platform.
In the first episode of season 2 of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? I talk to Dra. Blanca E. Vega, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Montclair State University, about a variety of important topics including racial conflict as an organizational dilemma in HSIs, supporting Black students in HSIs, and complicating Latinidad in HSIs. Check the episode show notes or listen below.
In this episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? we focus on the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE), learn about the history, role, and purpose of the organization, and encourage everyone to get involved. I talk to the inaugural Executive Director Dr. Yolanda Cataño and the current president Dr. Paloma Vargas. Yolanda and Paloma have been heavily involved in AHSIE and give us an inside look at the organization.
In the third episode of season 2 of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? I engage with Dra. Marcela Cuellar who is an Associate Professor at UC Davis. Dra. Cuellar talks to us about the importance of doing research with emerging HSIs and elevates her research about campus climate in HSIs.
In this multi-guest episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? I talk to the dynamic duo from ESCALA Educational Services Inc., Dra. Melissa Salazar and Dra. Maribel Jiménez about the history and evolution of ESCALA and the ways that they support HSIs.
We turn the focus to STEM in this episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? Our guest, Dr. Paloma Vargas, the Dean of Math, Science, Health, Kinesiology, & Athletics, Oxnard College, talks about her journey into STEM servingness, starting with her undergraduate experiences in biology and two historic HSIs, University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College (HSIs).
The most downloaded episode of season 1 was “HSI Grant Directorship & Implementation.” In this episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? we return to this important conversation with Victor Davila, Executive Director of Retention and Student Success at Lamar University and old school veterano to HSI grant directorship.
This episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? features Dra. Cynthia D. Villarreal, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University. She is a fronteriza studying the borderlands of higher education, HSIs, organizational culture, equity in decision-making, and Chicana feminisms in higher education.
Students are at the center of this episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? as they should be in all servingness efforts. This episode features the Title V Ambassadors from Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in California, including Crystal Chavira-Orduñez, Arlene Reyes, Estefania Sanchez, and Graciela Padilla, and their advisor Diana Felix who serves as Faculty Coordinator of Title V Student Development at Mt. SAC.
In this episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? we learn with Dra. Angélica Garcia who serves as president of Berkeley City College (BCC), a Hispanic-serving community college in California. Dr. Garcia is passionate about issues of access, equity, and student success in higher education.
For the final episode of the second season of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? I talk to Katia Paz who serves at the inaugural Associate Provost for Hispanic Initiatives & International Programs at Montclair State University. Dr. Paz is a part of the Provost’s senior leadership team and is a professor and founding chair of the Family Science and Human Development Department.