SBCC receives Hispanic-Serving Institution program grant
On Sept. 1, SBCC was awarded a Title V “Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program” grant. The grant award is for nearly $3 million over a five-year period starting Oct. 1, 2021.
The grant has five main objectives: expand outreach, enrollment and academic planning; increase completion in transfer level math and English; increase first to second year retention rate; decrease time to degree completion; and increase transfers to four-year institutions.
Dr. Melissa Menendez, chair of the English Department, has been selected to lead the college in achieving these objectives as the grant director.
By definition, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) are colleges or universities where Hispanic students comprise at least 25 percent of the full-time equivalent student body. Hispanic Serving Institutions must be certified as such by the U.S. Department of Education.