Supporting First-Generation College Students

Facilitator - Adrian Ramirez

Adrian Ramirez Adrian Ramirez is the Director of the Title V - Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) program, a grant funded program from the U.S. Department of Education.  The program entitled "Commitment to Latina/o Academic Success & Excellence" will identify proven interventions that impact the retention and graduation rates of Latino students at California State University, Fresno.  In addition, focused academic efforts will be used to promote active and collaborative learning through course redesign, service-learning, student writing, and critical thinking skills initiatives.

Adrian earned his Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.), Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing at California State University, Fresno.  Adrian currently teaches accounting and other business administration courses at Fresno City College.  Adrian's research interests include first-generation and minority college students.  In January 2012, his dissertation "The Impact of the College Assistance Migrant Program on Migrant Student Achievement" will be published in the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.


FLC First Generation Goals

The goal is to understand the unique needs and characteristics of first-generation college students. FLC members will also learn how to apply advising best practices that directly support student retention and persistence to graduation.

For more information, contact Adrian Ramirez.


Members 2011-2012 Academic Year

Davis Cheng

Annabella España-Nájera

Mohammad Rahman

Vang Vang

Joe Guerra

Diane Blair

Tosha Giuffrida

Kim Cole