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Engaging Hispanic Students from High School to College Graduation

7th Annual Diversidad Conference

Engaging Hispanic Students from High School to College Graduation

The Diversidad Hispanic Conference brings higher education professionals and area high school students together to learn and share ideas about how to engage our Hispanic community from successful student to employable college graduate.


Weaving/tejiendo una Nueva Diversidad

Miguel Guajardo
Miguel Guajardo

Brothers Miguel and Francisco Guajardo will share stories and facilitate part of today's 7th Annual Diversidad Conference.

Miguel Guajardo earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and is Professor of School and Community Leadership at Texas State University.

Francisco Guajardo earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003, is the CEO of the Museum of South Texas History, and formerly a Professor of Organization and School Leadership at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Francisco Guajardo
Francisco Guajardo

Together they have authored three books and approximately 50 articles. Among their recent books includes Ecologies of Engaged Scholarship (2018) and Reframing School Community Partnerships in Education (2016).

In Reframing , Guajardo and Guajardo (along with Militello and Janson) innovate a process for community building and leadership development called the Community Learning Exchange (CLE).

In a 2019 publication Miguel and Francisco posit that "re-membering, re-framing, and re-imagining" is a worthy process that helps us understand our past and envision an informed future. A copy of that article has been forwarded for your review.