The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program is a U.S. Department of Education grant program that provides grant funding to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These five-year grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.
Clovis Community College has enjoyed a long history as a Hispanic Serving Institution, having more than 25% of our students identifying as Hispanic. We have received several Title V awards over the past 15 years, including both Individual grant awards and Cooperative grants in partnership with Eastern New Mexico University.
Clovis Community College has two active Title V grants that both began in October 2015, an Individual Grant and a Cooperative Grant with ENMU.
Learn more about Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions grants at the U.S. Department of Education.
In 2015, Clovis Community College was awarded a $2,623,624 Title V DHSI Grant from the United States Department of Education. The Title V project, "Accelerating Progress for High-Need Hispanic and Low-Income Students," focuses on utilizing innovative teaching strategies in both face-to-face and online classroom settings to increase student success, retention, and graduation rates. Additionally, the grant places a large emphasis on improving student support services through the implementation of a student tracking and early alert system as well as success coaching.
Eastern New Mexico University, in partnership with Clovis Community College, was awarded a $2,750,301 Title V DHSI Cooperative grant from the United States Department of Education. Clovis Community College's portion of the project is $990,936. The primary foci of "Persisting to Success..." are to 1) Enhance students' college and career readiness through revising the first-year experience and career exploration opportunities on both campuses; 2) to create a pipeline to teaching careers; and 3) to empower faculty, staff, and administrators to enhance student success through workshops and other activities focusing on diverse student learning styles and cultures.
For more information about federal programs and grants at Clovis Community College, please contact Mindy Watson at 575.769.4065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.