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April 9, 2001
Contact: Tim Woodhull



California State University, Dominguez Hills to host conference on high rate of Latino students dropping out of college

California State University, Dominguez Hills will host the 7th Annual Latino Student Retention Conference to focus on the high rate of Latino students who drop out of college and how to increase their rate of graduation.

The most recent data shows that while the Latino population is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, its population group is also the most underrepresented among university graduates.

To analyze the complexities of the problem, researchers from the California State University system statewide will present their findings at the conference Friday, April 20. Topics will include mentoring   Latino students, education leadership in the Latino community, and retention strategies.

The all-day conference will be at Loker Student Union. Registration and poster sessions will be from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Welcome will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The day will then be divided into four 55-minute sessions, followed by two 30-minute sessions. Lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m.

Seating will be limited. Registration is $30, which includes lunch. Checks should be addressed to Julie Sandoval, Athletics, at California State University, Dominguez Hills,1000 East Victoria Street, CA, 90747. They should be made payable to: CSUDH Foundation/Latino Retention Conference.

Requests for refunds will be honored until Monday, April 16.  

Further information can be obtained by contacting Miguel Dominguez, professor of Foreign Languages, (310) 243-3325.