A team from the Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusion presented at the National Association of Student Personel Administrators (NASPA) IV West Conference in Rapid City, south Dakota this past week.
The team included Dominic Martinez, director; Christian Valtierra, assistant director; Medhat Ahmed, coordinator; and Bridget Buckley, graduate assistant.
The title of the presentation was Partnerships: A pathway to increase diversity, academic self-efficacy and leadership.
The main idea of the presentation was partnerships between community organizations and four-year institutions that have long been established for the retention and persistence of students during their undergraduate years. However little emphasis has been placed on the creation of a sustainable community and four-year universities to professional programs.
The session was designed to highlight and define the need for collaboration between community organizations, four-year universities and professional programs to create successful partnerships and programs for students.