Patrón awarded grant to improve Black and Latinx experiences in higher education

Oscar Patrón has been awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation for his project, "Exploring Institutional Agents’ Leadership Approaches and Racial Equity Orientations: Supporting Black and Latinx Students in Higher Education.”

Through the grant, Patrón’s project will center institutional agents such as faculty alongside their leadership approaches and racial equity orientations. He hopes to understand how these then influence how institutional agents support Latina/o and Black students, and will recruit students to work on this project.    

“This is a program that is devoted to supporting education research that contributes to understanding and improving racial inequality, which are topics that I very much care about and am committed to,” Patrón said. “Given my type of scholarship, this is an opportunity to put forward my ideas and make important research and practice based contributions. It is an honor to be selected for this competitive grant.”