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In The Margins


Apr 18, 2024

Meet retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., president of Angelo State University (ASU), which continues to evolve and thrive as a leading institution in higher education in part by leveraging its opportunities. The university is dedicated to serving its diverse student population and preparing students for success in an ever-changing world.

 

In this episode of Diverse, host Ralph Newell and Hawkins delve into the initiatives and challenges facing ASU, particularly in serving Latino students and navigating the landscape of higher education.

 

Experience this thought-provoking exchange as Newell and Hawkins explore the intersection of education, diversity, and leadership and the transformative impact of inclusive practices in higher education.

 

KEY POINTS:

 

- ASU’s multifaceted strategies to recruit Latinx students

- On athletic scholarships, transfer portal, and NFL opportunities

- Retired Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr.’s biggest challenge as a university president

- The importance of quality education and global workforce competitiveness

- How ASU increases access and removes barriers for Latinx students

- Some student success stories from ASU’s programs

- ASU’s commitment to diversity



QUOTABLES:

 

“Inclusion as a concept has so many factors influencing it. Creating these spaces that allow one to kind of speak up without feeling like the have to shut up and shut down… How do you create these psychologically safe spaces? Trust is at the center of this.” — Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr.

 

GUEST RESOURCES: 

 

2023 Seal of Excelencia | Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (diverseeducation.com)

Angelo State University Names First Black President | Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (diverseeducation.com)




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In The Margins is produced by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and edited by EPYC Media Network (visit at https://www.epyc.co/).