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HSI Grant Directorship & Implementation


From the episode:

“I think the institutionalization part comes with having the right VP arguing for the need for whatever the project is paying for."

Dr. Lisa Petrov (she/ella)

Title V Project Director

Associate Professor

Dominican University

Episode description

In this episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? we focus on an essential structure for servingness, HSI grant implementation. Many HSIs start their HSI journey by applying for and launching a Title III or Title V HSI grant. This episode’s guest, Dr. Lisa Petrov, serves as the Project Director of a Title V grant called “Strengthening Advising, Teacher Education, and Our HSI Identity” which is in its final year of implementation at Dominican University.


Lisa offers a wealth of knowledge about project directorship and offers insight into the challenges and successes of implementing servingness in practice. Dr. Petrov is also an associate professor of Spanish and Transcultural Studies, which informs her work. 

APA citation

Garcia, G.A. (Host). (2022, September 19). HSI Grant Directorship & Implementation. (No.2) [Audio podcast episode]. In ¿Qué pasa, HSIs?.

Show notes

Dominican University. (n.d.). Title V and Title III.

Petrov, L. A. & Garcia, G. A. (2021). Becoming a racially just Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI): Leveraging HSI grants for organizational identity change. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

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