Gina Garcia, assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
With more than 2,000 members, ASHE is a national organization for scholarship in higher education administration. Garcia’s appointment will run from 2019-2021.
Garcia focuses her research on Hispanic-serving institutions (not-for-profit, degree-granting colleges and universities that enroll at least 25 percent or more Latinx students) in post-secondary education, Latinx college student experiences, and the effects of racism and microaggressions in collegiate settings. Pitt celebrated the launch of her book, “Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities,” on Oct. 15.