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Postsecondary Pathways | Summer Bridge: Creating a Sense of Belong for BIPOC Students during the Transition to Postsecondary Education
Summer Bridge programs are academic and cultural summer programs that support the transition for high school to postsecondary education by introducing students to a college environment and creating a sense of belonging prior to the start of their first semester. These summer bridge programs are especially impactful for racially underrepresented students in terms of retention, matriculation, and graduation. This webinar will explore prominent bridge programs, the importance of these programs for creating more equitable and diverse campuses, and ways audience members can support bridge programs.

Jun 9, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. David Hood
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean, University College @Montclair State University
David S. Hood, Ed.D., is Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and the founding Dean of University College at Montclair State University where he is also a tenured, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education and Human Services. His career spans over two decades at various levels of K-12 and higher education, both as a faculty member and as a member of the administration at institutions including Elizabeth City State University, Virginia Union University, Central Michigan University, and North Carolina Central University. At Montclair State, Dr. Hood he has broad responsibility for the development and implementation of policies and practices that assure the University’s delivery of high-quality undergraduate education and students’ successful and timely completion of degrees. He is leading general education reform and oversees undergraduate initiatives including academic advising, the first-year experience, and the Honors Program.
Dr. Marisela Rodriguez Tijerina
Interim President @Laredo College
Dr. Marisela Rodriguez Tijerina serves as Interim President of Laredo College. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree in 2001 and Master of Science in Biology (with a concentration of Neurobiology) degree in 2004 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Marisela Rodriguez Tijerina has devoted her career to the educational field for twenty years. She began her teaching career at John B. Alexander High School and served as a Health Science Magnet and Science Teacher. It was through this experience that she gained the passion for teaching. She received a Doctor of Educational Leadership in Higher Education Administration degree in 2016 from Texas A&M University at Kingsville. Her doctoral research involved investigating the effects of teaching strategies on student success, persistence, and perceptions in introductory science courses. Dr. Rodriguez Tijerina consistently seeks opportunities for students so they are able to fulfill their educational goals.
Victoria Chavis
Coordinator, Co-Curricular & Academic Engagement Center for Student Success @University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Victoria is a citizen of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and is from the Wakulla community. For the past five years, Victoria has worked at UNC Chapel Hill coordinating college transition programs and programming for first-generation students. A first-generation graduate herself, Victoria is a two-time graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, holding degrees in psychology and social work. Victoria is pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University.