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HSI & Title V

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) are designated by the U.S. Department of Education through criteria defined as an institution of higher education that has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25% Hispanic. Vanguard University has been meeting this requirement by serving over 1,486 full-time undergraduate students annually of which 54% are of an ethnic and racial background of which 41% identify as Hispanic.

In 2015, Vanguard University received the first individual Title V award (#P031S150199) from the Department of Education in the amount of $2.6M intended to strengthen and enhance the pipeline of Hispanic and low-income students from early engagement to alumni. In 2017, Vanguard received a Cooperative Title V Award (#P031S170149) in the amount of $3.8M intended for the development of comprehensive integrated pathways for Hispanic students to enter the teaching professions in collaboration with Orange Coast Community College (OCC). Through these five-year comprehensive plans (grants) Vanguard University and her institutional partners hope to broaden the scope of impact by expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students and comprehensively targeting STEM education and teacher preparation programs.

In 2019, Vanguard University was awarded $98,000 from the National Endowment of the Humanities to develop and launch a Humanities Bridge Program. This project will develop and launch American Stories – a program to engage First-generation and Students of Color in the Humanities. American Stories: A Humanities Bridge Program would allow Vanguard to create a reading and writing intensive course with an attached Writing Lab that integrates two disciplines in the humanities, history and English, for first generation and underprepared students.The five-week residential bridge program provides a humanities focus for incoming freshman students at Vanguard University.

Summer Bridge Programs

STEM Bridge

Humanities Bridge

2015 TITLE V AWARD (#P031S150199)

2017 COOPERATIVE TITLE V AWARD (#P031S170149)

2019 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES AWARD (#AC-264104-19)

TITLE V RESOURCES

Title V Meeting Agendas

Title V Project Reports

TITLE V ENDOWMENT

Calendar of Events

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Title V Team

Tara Sirvent

Associate Dean of Natural, Physical and Health Sciences; Director of Research and Sponsored Programs

Sylvia Kane

Director of Graduate Education, Chair, Division of Education, Associate Professor of Education

Amanda Lebrecht

Associate Dean of Student Success

Bonni Stachowiak

Dean of Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor of Business and Management

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