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CSUMB Selected as Seal of Excelencia Finalist

SEASIDE, Calif., May 28, 2019 – Excelencia in Education, a national nonprofit dedicated to accelerating Latino student success, has selected California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) as a finalist to receive the Seal of Excelencia, honoring CSUMB’s efforts to serve Latino students.

Seal of Exelencia

Finalists were selected based on their institutional commitment to serving Latino students and through a critical review of integrated elements throughout the institution that set a strong national model for what other institutions can do to intentionally serve Latino students.

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Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve education outcomes for Latinx college students, on Thursday announced 20 finalists that will receive the group's first annual Seal of Excelencia certification.

To attain the seal, institutions need to demonstrate intentional impact and success in the three core areas of work that Excelencia has determined lead to Latino student success: data, practice and leadership.

A total of 20 finalists from around the nation were selected based on the following criteria:

  • Alignment of data and practice in serving Latino students.
  • Strategies and practices that have been institutionalized in serving Latino students.
  • Evidence of effectiveness and intentionality in institutional practices in serving Latino students.

The institutions that are selected to receive the Seal of Excelencia will be publicly announced on June 20, 2019 in Washington D.C.


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