Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A Q&A with WSU’s Sara Mata

A consortium of four local institutions (Wichita State, WSU Tech, Newman University and Friends University) is bringing Dr. Gina Ann Garcia to Wichita for the talk “Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions,” at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Newman’s DeMattias Performance Hall. Her talk includes a 30-minute question and answer session.

What exactly is a Hispanic-Serving Institution? Dr. Sara Mata, WSU executive director of Hispanic-Serving Initiatives, is a member of the Hispanic-Serving Institution Task Force at WSU, and she explains what it all means and how it can positively impact students at Wichita State and beyond.