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August 19th, 2010
Chahin will speak in Nicaragua this week

081810chahinDr. Jaime Chahin, Dean of the College of Applied Arts at Texas State, will speak in Managua, Nicaragua this week at the invitation of the U.S. State Department.


Texas State Dean of the College of Applied Arts Jaime Chahin is lecturing on “Higher Education Administration” in Managua, Nicaragua this week. Chahin was to speak Sunday through Thursday.

Chahin was awarded a U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grant from the U.S. Department of State for the lectures.

Chahin was invited to speak to the National Council of Universities and authorities from the National Universities of Managua and Leon. His lectures will deal with issues of organizational and administrative structures in higher education. He has previously accepted invitations to speak from the U.S. Department of State to Costa Rica, Honduras, Chile and Peru.

Educated at Texas A&M with a degree in sociology and political science, Chahin received a full scholarship to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for his graduate degrees in social work and education administration. He also did postdoctoral studies at Harvard and the Salsburg Institute in Austria.

His recent research publications include Engaged Scholarship in Hispanic-Serving Institutions (August 2009) and Handbook of U.S. Latino Psychology: Development and Community-Based Perspectives (August 2009).

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