The 2017 MSI Convening was held on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Please save the date for the 2018 MSI Convening on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20!
Richland College in collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program hosts an annual two day conference for institutions of higher education interested in improving minority student success. The focus of the conference is to convene and discuss effective research, initiatives and programs that impact the academic success of students at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
The 2017 Opening Address was led by
Dr. Mike Flores, President of Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges in San Antonio. Dr. Flores serves as an Achieving the Dream Data Coach and has led many new initiatives since becoming president of Palo Alto College in 2012. Dr. Flores will guide the Convening and inspire participants to share effective strategies and evidence based research for evaluating programs and initiatives that support minority student success and will moderate a panel of college presidents from minority serving institutions.
The 2017 Plenary Address was delivered by
Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, founder and CEO of Do Good Works Educational Consulting, LLC. Dr. Strayhorn is an internationally-recognized student success scholar, highly acclaimed public speaker, an award-winning writer, and author of 10 books and over 200 book chapters, journal articles and other scholarly publications.
Convening presentations each year are intended to demonstrate data driven or data informed processes that:
Proposals are being accepted for workshops that focus on collecting and using data effectively and presentations on successful or developing, evidence-based programs and initiatives.
The proposal deadline for 2018 will be announced in early spring.
With great weather and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas is a great place to be in October! The MSI Convening is free for both presenters and attendees, but registration is required. Use the menu links to obtain information about the convening hotel and an overview of the 2017 MSI Convening schedule.
Information about the 2018 MSI Convening will be announced in early spring.
Information on these categories and a list of institutions that qualify based on enrollment data can be found on
this Department of Education website.
Richland College 12800 Abrams Rd Dallas, TX 75243
For more information or questions, contact the 2017 MSI Convening Chair, Dr. LaQueta L. Wright at
Lwright@dcccd.edu or (972)238-6230 (Central Standard Time).
Funded by a grant from the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution program of the U.S. Department of Education. This program is supported in part (approximately 30%, or approximately $9,000) by a grant (PO31L150024) from the US Department of Education, with the remainder (approximately 70%, or $21,000) provided from non-federal sources.