Steward Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab Joint Colloquium Series: "Today’s Faculty = Scholars, Teachers, and Equity Practitioners"
Dr. Sarita E. Brown, Excelencia in Education
Description: Sarita E. Brown is the co-founder and President of Excelencia in Education, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating Latino success in higher education by linking research, policy, and practice to serve Latino students. Over three decades she has worked at prominent educational institutions and at the highest levels of government working to implement effective strategies to raise academic achievement and opportunity for low-income and students of color. She started her career at The University of Texas at Austin by building a national model promoting minority success in graduate education. Coming to the nation’s capital to work for educational associations, Ms. Brown was appointed Executive Director of the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans under President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley. Taking her skills and experience to the not-for-profit sector she launched the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute and in 2004, co-founded Excelencia in Education in Washington, DC.