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1st Edition

Student Affairs in Urban-Serving Institutions
Voices from Senior Leaders

Edited By

Anna M. Ortiz

ISBN 9781138487390
Published June 20, 2019 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

Student Affairs in Urban-Serving Institutions: Voices from Senior Leaders addresses a critical gap in literature concerning the unique structure, students, and missions of urban-serving institutions (USIs). Examining the challenges and contributions of student affairs professionals in serving and meeting the needs of urban students, this volume discusses how services and interventions must reflect the reality of students, understand the sociopolitical forces that affect students’ lives, and bring together a network that includes family and community. Each chapter in this volume captures the voices of student affairs leaders who not only share a range of important professional experiences, insights, and lessons learned but also unpack research and literature on competencies, knowledge bases, and experiences needed to work in urban universities and community colleges. This important book will help graduate students as well as new and continuing professionals, faculty, and scholars impact practice and policy and become agents of change in their communities.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Jenny Jacobs and Anna M. Ortiz

Chapter 2: Understanding the Urban Serving Institution

Tiffany J. Davis and Richard Walker

Chapter 3: The Urban College Student

Anthony Cruz and Franklyn Taylor

Chapter 4: Promoting Student Success

Corlisse Thomas and André McKenzie

Chapter 5: Promoting Engagement and Belonging

Michael A. Freeman and Anna M. Ortiz

Chapter 6: Leading in an Urban Institution

Edward G. Whipple and Larry W. Lunsford

Chapter 7: Preparing Student Affairs Professionals to Serve in Urban Institutions

Darrell C. Ray, Ph.D. and Scott Radimer

Chapter 8: The Vice President Experience

Gail DiSabatino and Mariette Bien-Aime Ayala

Chapter 9: Student Affairs in Urban Serving Institutions
Anna M. Ortiz

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Anna M. Ortiz is founding Director of the NASPA Faculty Division and Professor of Student Development in Higher Education and Educational Leadership at Long Beach State University, USA.