Note from the Editor

Jeffrey Jackson, ED.D., TACUSPA Director of Research

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Volume 3 is finally complete! I love how education research allows you to discover and inform while standing on the shoulders of giants.  TACUSPA is a unique and special organization.  It brings together scholars and practitioners, vice president and grad student.  In that diverse mix of professionals, great collaborations and discoveries can be formed. 

Dr. Rishi Sriram built a great foundation with the first two volumes of Student Affairs on Campus, but with volume 3 we wanted to move it forward.  With the editorial board, we worked to move the journal to a peer-review review process.  The editorial board drafted submission guidelines, and over 20 TACUSPA members volunteered to review journal manuscripts. Additionally, the journal now has an ISSN (2572-5009) number issued by the Library of Congress.

Volume 3. is the only volume of the journal I will be overseeing, but I am excited to see what the new editor Dr. Jennifer Edwards does next.  You can support Jennifer by volunteering to review manuscripts and submit your research or book review.  

Latina/o college student organization involvement and its effect on members twenty years after college attendance

Latina/o college student organization involvement and its effect on members twenty years after college attendance

Editor’s note: The research in this paper was conducted with a TACUSPA research grant.

ABSTRACT

Former members of one large umbrella-type Latina/o student organization at a four-year public, flagship university located in Texas were interviewed approximately twenty years after their college attendance.  The participants were involved in the organization between the years 1988 and 1992. The primary purpose of this exploratory study was to learn more about the possible long-term effect of Latina/o student organizations.  The study found that former members still worked to promote the organization’s goals of cultural advocacy, awareness, and pride twenty years after their college involvement.  Recommendations are provided for further investigations on ethnic student organization involvement and its long-term effects.   

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