Oakwoodites Discuss the Future of Research and Practice about Minority-Serving Institutions

In their recent article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Dr. DeShawn Preston, ’11, (left) and Dr. Sydney Freeman, Jr., ’07, (right) say that although the minority-serving institution (MSI) sector has grown, the breadth of these institutions has increased in size, resources, mission and several other factors. Unfortunately, the research on these institutions has not grown at the same rate as MSIs, which makes it difficult to determine their actual impact.

Various types of MSIs include:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions
  • Predominantly Black Institutions
  • Native American-Serving, Nontribal Institutions

In his online comment, Dr. Leslie Pollard, president of Oakwood University, affirmed that Drs. Preston and Freeman are “products of an HBCU, Oakwood University. The HBCU community is proud of their commitment to truth-telling,” and described them as fearless. “May their tribe increase!” Pollard concluded.

Preston is a research associate for the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at the United Negro College Freeman, Jr., ’07, is an associate professor of adult, organizational leadership and learning at the University of Idaho.

Read the article in its entirety here.  https://diverseeducation.com/article/148324/  

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