The Institute of Higher Education Policy in Washington D.C. has named Jamie Chahin, Dean of the College of Applied Arts at Texas State, as an advisor to the WalMart Minority Student Success Project.
The project funds Hispanic Serving Institutions that submitted proposals to address students success issues for first-generation college students, the first group of which has already been selected. These institutions will be funded for three years by the WalMart Foundation.
These groups are already refining their plans, which will be presented at a summer academy where they will work with other participating institutions. The second group will be chosen in 2010.
For more information on the project, visit its website.