On Friday, February 27, 2015 over fifty educational leaders from three school districts and 14 institutions of higher education from across the state of Texas convened at Lone Star College-CyFair for our fourth Consortium meeting. Dr. Rito Silva, Dean of Student Services at LSC-CyFair, who was instrumental in organizing this event, welcomed everyone. The meeting featured a regional partners panel with guests from Houston Community College and Sam Houston State University.
The meeting also featured a presentation by the Texas A&M University external evaluation team led by Dr. Luis Ponjuán, Susana Hernandez, and Leticia Palomin. Dr. Ponjuán and the TAMU team shared some of the preliminary findings from our site visits conducted so far. Our meeting concluded with breakout sessions where groups were divided by institutional type and sector. Groups had the opportunity to share some of their current practices and challenges they are facing around male-focused student programing at their respective institutional level. We are excited about our progress thus far and look forward to providing more updates regarding our Consortium work.