The Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color (Consortium) is a collaboration between institutions (i.e. independent school districts, two-year colleges, and four-year institution) across the state of Texas. The Consortium partners across educational sectors to implement and sustain effective policies, programs, and practices focused on increasing individual success and post-secondary completion for male students of color.
Headquartered at The University of Texas at Austin within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the Consortium is led by Dr. Victor Sáenz, professor and executive director; Dr. Emmet Campos, director; and Dr. Luis Ponjuán, associate professor at Texas A&M University.
Vision, Mission, & Values
Advancing equitable educational outcomes for male students of color at the local, state, and national level.
The Consortium partners across educational sectors (i.e. independent school districts, 2-year colleges, and 4-year institutions) to implement and sustain effective policies, programs, and practices focused on increasing individual success and post-secondary completion for male students of color.
The Consortium is committed to the following:
- Student Empowerment: Valuing student voices, perspectives, and experiences of males of color and their communities, which we define as Latino, Black, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Native American
- Collective Knowledge: Leveraging collective knowledge, collaboration, and expertise across sectors who support education
- Culture of Evidence: Creating new knowledge around male students of color through empirical evidence with an asset-based approach
- Educational Achievement: Committing to post-secondary educational completion as a means for success
- Scale and Sustainability: Institutionalizing system-wide equity for male students of color