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University of Kentucky College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2021) — University of Kentucky College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig has been appointed to the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Board of Directors. His three-year term begins July 1.
“This is something I know would make my grandmothers proud, so I am serving in their memory. Since their time, Latinx have become the largest ethnic minority population in America, but are highly underrepresented in higher education, from academic leaders, to faculty positions, to student enrollment. Serving on the board of directors will provide me with additional avenues to create ways for more Latinx students to complete college degrees, choose career paths where they can make an impact, such as teaching, and pursue careers in higher education as faculty, administrators and policymakers. It is an honor to have this opportunity.”
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education works collaboratively with all sectors of education, business, industry, as well as community and professional organizations, to enhance the educational aspirations and to meet the needs of a significantly increasing Hispanic population.
“There is much more work to do and no doubt there will be more challenges […]