Extended Education's Role: Facilitating Higher Education to Historically Underrepresented Groups

  • Scott D. Moore California State University Fresno
Keywords: Higher Educatoin, Underrepresented Students, University Outreach, Extended Education


Extended Education, the home for outreach and access, is an often overlooked resource for accomplishing the university s mission. This article focuses on the role Extended Education has played in serving underrepresented minority groups in the California Central Valley. Through both description and analytical review of data generated from the Early Start Program, and review of Extended Education .functions, policies, and practices, the authors share lessons learned serving diverse student populations. Implications for student access, retention, and graduation also are discussed.