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Southern California Consortium of Hispanic Serving Institutions - SCCHSI

SCCHSI - Southern California Consortium of Hispanic Serving Institutions

The Southern California Consortium of Hispanic Serving Institutions is committed to preparing Latino students for tomorrow’s challenges through collaboration and leveraging institutional strengths and resources. We will provide a cooperative vehicle to enhance the success of member institutions in reaching their individual and collective goals.


  1. Increase the access, retention and success of Latino students in higher education.
  2. Partner and network to secure funding for member institutions.
  3. Advance the development of Latino leadership at member institutions.
  4. Serve as the venue for sharing information on funding, legislation, and other matters that advance the interests of member institutions.
  5. Collaborate with communities, businesses, government, and other organizations to leverage resources.
  6. Support and improve resource development and staff development, including sharing best practices and strategies.
  7. Support and work collaboratively with state- and national-level organizations, agencies, and associations who share a common interest and mission to support Hispanic Serving Institutions and/or underserved populations in higher education.

Advantages & Opportunities

  • Strategic alignment across our So-Cal region
  • Relationship-building across consortium members and affiliates
  • Leverage resources collectively, as a consortium
  • Pool our knowledge & expertise
  • Capacity-building across our institutions
  • Brand enhancement of the consortium
  • Rank and prioritize the most pressing issues affecting HSIs
  • Deliberate and decide on which of those issues we can agree to work on, and hone, collaboratively
  • Provide solutions that are specific and explicit to our So-Cal region (moving away from the generic “one size fits all”)
  • Sustain - Replicate - Bring “up to scale” the successful models, therefore magnifying the positive effects
  • “Giving priorities” (the consortium to act as a broker and/or external evaluator; advising foundations, philanthropists, government agencies, donors and funding agencies)

Meeting Schedule

  • Winter 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Check-In: 9:30 AM

General Meeting: 10:00 AM - 2:15 PM

Location: Loker Student Union - Dominguez Ballroom B
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

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Meeting Agenda - Winter 2015

CSU Dominguez Hills Campus Map

CSU Dominguez Hills Driving Instructions

Parking: Upon your arrival to campus please stop by the informational booth to get your guest parking permit (those who have registered). All you have to do is give them your first and last name. Parking Lot 2 is closer to the Loker Student Union (LSU). Once you park, walk towards the Small College Complex (listed as #1-13 on the map). Keep walking straight through the Small College Complex until you see an open area of grass (Marked Green on the map). You will see a tall glassed building to the left (LSU), enter the building and take the elevator that is located near subway, or the stairways in front of the coffee shop. You will need to go up to the second floor where Ballroom B is located.

Agendas & Working Documents

Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are defined in federal law as accredited and degree-granting public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent student enrollment.

Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Because many institutions do not meet the 25 percent cut off to be classified as HSIs, institutions classified as emerging HSIs refers to the institutions that have 20 - 20.4 percent undergraduate Hispanic full-time enrollment. Emerging HSIs are institutions that may soon meet the basic legislative definition of a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Executive Board Members (Spring 2013 - Present)

  • President

Enrique Murillo, Jr. Ph.D. - Professor & Executive Director of LEAD (Latino Education & Advocacy Days), California State University, San Bernardino -

  • First Vice President

Nori Sogomonian-Mejia, Ed.D., Spanish Professor - Modern Languages Department, San Bernardino Valley College -

  • Second Vice President

Mary Jane Sanchez, M.A., Vice-chair - Board of Trustees, College of the Desert -

  • Secretary

Mohsen Beheshti, Ph.D., Chair and Professor - Computer Science Department, California State University, Dominguez Hills -

  • Treasurer

Monica Romero, Activity Manager - Proyecto Éxito – Title V / HSI Grant Acting Program, San Diego Mesa College -

  • Immediate Past President

Daniel Loera, Ed.D., Director, Office of Multicultural Services University of La Verne -

SCCHSI Group Images

SCCHSI Winter 2015 Meeting
SCCHSI Winter 2015 Meeting at California State University, Dominguez Hills

SCCHSI Group Meeting - Spring 2015 at Citrus College

SCCHSI Fall 2014 Meeting
SCCHSI Group Meeting - Fall 2014 at Cal Poly Pomona


SCCHSI Group Meeting - Fall 2013 at CSU Northridge
SCCHSI Working Mtg1   SCCHSI Working Mtg2
SCCHSI Working Mtg 3   SCCHSI Working Mt4

SCCHSI Meeting Group Photo, May 2013SCCHSI Group Meeting - Spring 2013 at University of LaVerne

SCCHSI - Working Group, May 2013   SCCHSI - Dr. Frank Rincon
SCCHSI - Working Group Discussion   SCCHSI - Working Group Discussion (2)

HSI Resources & Links


SCCHSI Territory Map

SCCHSIs - Southern California Consortium of Hispanic Serving Institutions Map