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Hispanic-Serving Institutions Develop LEADERS

The LEADERS program is a collaborative project between Texas A&M University-Kingsville and New Mexico State University to increase the number of underserved animal science students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The project helps these students develop experiential learning and professional development opportunities through internships, professional meetings, university exchange programs, educational tours, and mentors.

In just two years, the LEADERS program has realized significant gains in student achievement: the percent of students with grade point averages (GPA) between 2.5 and 2.99 declined from 23 percent to 9 percent while the percent of students with GPAs between 3.0 and 3.99 increased from 77 to 82 percent. The number of participating students reporting a GPA of higher than 3.0 increased from 73 to 97 percent. Read more about the LEADERS program.

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