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Defining the Future of UCI as a Hispanic-Serving Institution ♥ ★

Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UC Irvine School of Law

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Defining the Future of UCI as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Defining the Future of UCI as a Hispanic-Serving Institution will explore the campus’s efforts to establish UCI’s identity as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. As of 2021, there are 16 R1 Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the United States, with UCI among them. Additionally, of these R1 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, there are currently four (including UCI) that are also members of the Association of American Universities. Therefore, the campus has an opportunity to play a key leadership role in this area. This event will feature Assistant Vice Chancellor Sandra Campero as she discusses her work in promoting the newly launched UCI OC Alliance for a Latinx Thriving University as part of her responsibilities as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement Operations. Additionally, the event will feature Dr. Joseph Morales’ work in the Office of Inclusive Excellence as Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships. Dr. Morales will share the Office’s goals for UCI as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the Office’s achievements so far, and the Office’s plans for the future. Both Assistant Vice Chancellor Campero and Dr. Morales will offer ideas on how faculty, students, staff, alumni, and interested community members can be of assistance.

About the Speakers

sandra camperoSandra Campero is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement Operations at the University of California, Irvine. She oversees the prospect development and donor relations units to support campus-wide fundraising efforts. As part of her role as Assistant Vice Chancellor, she promotes the UCI OC Alliance for a Latinx Thriving University. Sandra serves as a Trustee for the APRA Foundation, and faculty for CASE’s Summer Institute in Advancement Services. Additionally, she served on the board of directors of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and was the board liaison for the Ethics, Awards, and Governance Committees respectively. She is a past board member of the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA) where she was chair of the Volunteer Committee and received the CARA Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the organization. She is an active member of APRA, CARA and CASE and currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Education Advancement and Marketing. She is a member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) and Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP).


joseph moralesDr. Joseph Morales serves as Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships in the University of California, Irvine’s Office of Inclusive Excellence. Dr. Morales helps to build campus capacity to become a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence. Among his duties include monitoring and advancing student success, deepening and expanding our relations with other Minority Serving Institutions, and advocating for inclusive excellence locally, regionally and nationally. Dr. Morales is a former UCI Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow. Informed by his own experience as a first generation and low-income student, he was also a founding faculty member of the CSULB-LBUSD Ethnic Studies Initiative. Starting his educational path at a California community college, Dr. Morales later earned a bachelor’s degree at University of California, Santa Barbara, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Berkeley.


Thursday, November 18, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST

Zoom details will be sent to those who register.


The Defining the Future of UCI as a Hispanic-Serving Institution is hosted by UCI Law and the American Bar Foundation’s initiative on The Future of Latinos in the United States: Law, Opportunity, and Mobility.


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