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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Minority students discuss retention

Pittsburg State University administrators will be sitting down with minority students for some one-on-one time at a group forum tonight.

PSU President Tom Bryant, Academic Affairs Vice President Steve Scott, and College of Education Dean Andy Tompkins will be the guests at “Celebrating our Colorful Heritage,” a round table discussion scheduled from 5-6 p.m. today in room 316 of Hughes Hall. These administrators will get the opportunity to speak directly to about 40 self-identified American minority students. The students are all seeking degrees in the College of Education.

“The goal is to listen to the needs of students of color,” said Tatiana Sildus, associate professor in the College of Education. “We’re trying to learn how we can make their experience the best it can be, what we can do to make sure they complete their degrees, and what we can do to attract more students of color.”

Administrators will rotate to tables around the room, speaking with different groups of students. The event has been organized by the College of Education Diversity Committee. Pizza, drinks and prizes will be available at the event.

For more information, contact Tatiana Sildus at 620-235-4504.

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