From the episode:
"I think that’s part of how I've kind of realized, you know, being HSI and serving, you know, that's something that we really need to be intentional about, not just implement a grant and here's some money, but you have to put some feeling into how do you build that capacity to actually just have them, the students feel wanted."
Victor Davila (he/him)
Executive Director of Retention and Student Success
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. Victor has worked in higher education for over 18 years at public institutions in Texas serving as a Primary Investigator, Project Director, and Project Coordinator at three HSIs. He has secured over 9 million dollars in grant funded programs and has a wealth of knowledge around Title V, Part A and Part B as well as Title III Part F directorship and implementation. This episode is a must for anyone writing, directing, or implementing HSI specific grants.
Garcia, G.A. (Host). (2023, February 26).Learning from a Veterano: Title V Grant Directorship & Success. (No.206) [Audio podcast episode]. In ¿Qué pasa, HSIs?. https://www.ginaanngarcia.com/podcast/206
Davila, V. M. & Montelongo, R. (2020). Considering digital technology and innovative learning spaces as “structures for serving” at Hispanic Serving Institutions. In G. A. Garcia (Ed.), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in Practice: Defining “Servingness” at HSIs (pp. 117-134). Information Age Publishing.