HSI Speaker Series

HSI Speaker Series

The HSI Speaker Series, an initiative spearheaded by President Karol V. Mason, which celebrates and promotes the College’s federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), is part of an ongoing conversation about how the College can develop policies and best practices to help Hispanic students succeed.

The College has been an HSI since the 1980s, and in recent years, the number of Hispanic students on campus has grown to more than half the student body at 51%. Ensuring that these students have the programs and services they need to graduate is among the College’s top priorities. In a formal letter addressed to the John Jay community, President Mason emphasized this commitment.

“I am tremendously proud that John Jay became a federal HSI as a direct result of Hispanic students expressly choosing to be a part of the John Jay community,” she said. “In my eyes, promoting and celebrating our HSI status is a vital key for the success of all our students. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, but a key first step in these efforts is to engage in a community conversation about what our HSI status means.”

Click below to meet our speakers and view their John Jay presentations.

                Fall 2018                   HSI Speaker Series
               Spring 2018                  HSI Speaker Series