Dr. Minita Ramírez affiliates with Excelencia in Education’s Presidents for Latino Student Success network

Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority in efforts to accelerate Latino student success in higher education, announced that Laredo College President Dr. Minita Ramírez has chosen to be part of the Presidents for Latino Student Success network.Dr-Minita-Ramirez-1.jpg

This important national network is comprised of college and university presidents and chancellors who commit to making their institution’s learning environments where Latino students thrive. The institutions in Excelencia’s network are transforming higher education.

Of the thousands of colleges and universities across the country, the more than 150 leaders of the 175 institutions in the network enroll one in four of all Latino students in higher education. More importantly, these institutions account for one in three of all Latino graduates. In fact, a subset of the Excelencia network–30 institutions that have been certified with the Seal of Excelencia–represents 13% of all Latino enrollment and graduates 14% of all Latinos in the United States.

Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education by promoting Latino student achievement, conducting analysis to inform educational policies and advancing institutional practices while collaborating with those committed and ready to meet the mission.

Excelencia professionals, the leadership network and their campus teams, actively collaborate to put evidence-based practices and strategic analysis of student data to use supporting and advancing the talents, skills and contributions of Latino students and the institutions.

Sarita Brown, Co-founder and President of Excelencia, said, “Higher education leaders with skills and vision are fundamental to our country’s strong recovery. Those prepared to engage and intentionally serve Latino students, while serving all their students, will lead the way.”

Excelencia is honored to work with the trendsetting presidents and chancellors who have accepted this challenge. The leaders in the network have made common cause with Excelencia to accelerate Latino student success in higher education.

“With a student population comprised of over 96% of Latino students, Laredo College is uniquely positioned to understand that the success of Latino students is critical to the success of our community and our nation. Latinos contribute greatly to the economy, labor market and other critical aspects of our society. I am honored to join my colleagues from other colleges and universities across the country as we continue working together to propel our students forward.”

Through the network, Laredo College President Dr. Minita Ramírez will collaborate with Excelencia to leverage collective expertise and resources, foster partnerships and amplify current efforts at the national level. To learn more about Presidents for Latino Student Success network and the other institutional leaders across the country affiliated with Excelencia, visit