Welcome to the official website of the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color.
On June 1st, 2013 we officially launched the Consortium, funded by two new grant awards from the Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) and TG as well as continuation funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This new state-wide collaboration focuses on improving Hispanic and African American male student success across the state of Texas. The Consortium seeks to align and coordinate existing programs and services that target underrepresented male students across the education continuum, and it further seeks to stimulate new male-focused initiatives within Texas school districts, colleges, universities. Current Consortium members include two-year and four-year institutions across the state as well as two public school districts. It is headquartered at the University of Texas at Austin (in the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement), and it is led by Dr. Victor Saenz (Associate Professor & Executive Director) as well as Dr. Enrique Romo (Deputy to the Vice President & Director). The chief external evaluator for this project is Dr. Luis Ponjuan, Associate Professor at Texas A&M University.
Our primary expected outcome is for the Consortium to serve as a force in encouraging more Texas colleges and universities to implement male-focused student programs in response to the statewide policy imperative that is focused on enhancing the participation and success of Hispanic and African American males. Stay tuned for more updates!