1st Edition

Student Affairs in Urban-Serving Institutions Voices from Senior Leaders

Edited By Anna M. Ortiz Copyright 2019
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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

    Contributor Bios


    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.