Oscar Patrón, Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, has been named a Faculty Fellow of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc.
The AAHHE Faculty Fellowship program’s primary goal is to prepare Latina/o/x faculty for successful careers in academia and beyond by increasing the number of tenured and promoted Latina/o/x faculty. The program is geared towards new faculty who are beyond their first year on the tenure-track.
“This is an amazing program,” Patrón said. “As someone that is early in their career, I knew that this was something that I could benefit and learn much from. Because I received the graduate student fellowship while in my doctoral program, I also have first-hand experience with the type of community that is nurtured within the AAHHE, and I know that it is a space I want to be part of. It is an honor to be selected for this competitive program.”
Patrón is currently working on a project examining how racially minoritized students make decisions about accessing campus resources in times of uncertainty. Within that, he is accounting for the role of their identities.
“I encourage other Latina/o faculty to apply for this fellowship program as well as Latina/o graduate students for the graduate fellowship program,” he added.