Oklahoma City’s Emerging Hispanic Community: New Partnerships, New Successes
Keywords:University of Central Oklahoma, Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latino Faculty Staff Association, Latino Community Development Association, College-going Hispanic Students.
The University of Central Oklahoma’s new strategic plan sought to increase its connection to the emerging Hispanic community in Oklahoma City. Simultaneously, the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was seeking a higher education partner. This case study describes resulting new programs for Hispanic students and businesses. The relationship inspired the newly formed UCO Latino Faculty & Staff Association to connect UCO to the Hispanic community while providing greater opportunities for Hispanic student success.
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