"But I want to be careful about being intentional about what we're doing, so like I'm always afraid of institutions pursuing the Seal [of Excelencia] just to pursue the Seal right and not kind of having those accountability measures in place so that when you get the Seal you're able to hold yourself accountable for those service metrics."
Dr. Jarett Lujan
This episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? features Dr. Jarett Lujan who serves as the inaugural Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Texas A&M University- Kingsville. Dr. Lujan provides us with an exclusive look at his dissertation findings which used a counter-story approach to critically evaluate the Hispanic-serving identity of an emerging HSI through the eyes of Latine students. In addition to his research, he talks about how his extensive experience serving as president of the Student Government Association, as an admissions counselor, as a coordinator for student activities, and as the first Hispanic Student Regent of the Texas Tech University System informs his DEI practice at an HSI in South Texas.
Garcia, G.A. (Host). (2022, October 24). Using Research to Inform Servingness in Practice. (No.7) [Audio podcast episode]. In ¿Qué pasa, HSIs?. www.ginaanngarcia.com/podcast-107
Lujan, J. T. (2022). Through the eyes of the Latine student: Visual representations of racialized experiences within spaces of an emerging Hispanic-serving institution campus. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University.