TheCenter Acquires New Title III Grant

Keith Rogers
Deputy Executive Director for
The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

From the desk of Mr. Keith Rogers

Dear Colleagues,

Dr. Sullivan and I have outstanding news to share! The results of the FY2015 Title III Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program competition have just been announced, and we are pleased to report that the AANAPISI proposal submitted by the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach at UNLV was one of ten selected for funding. Thus, for the next five years (i.e., 2015-16 to 2019-20), The Center will be home to a Title III AANAPISI project that annually serves 200 UNLV undergraduates, of whom:

  • At least 50% will be Asian-American or Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) students; and
  • No less than 75% will be low-income individuals.

All AANAPISI project participants will receive services based on their need for academic support in order to persist in their degree programs, earn postsecondary credentials, and enroll in postbaccalaureate studies. AANAPISI project services will include:

  • Counseling (i.e., academic; undergraduate financial-aid; career; and graduate/professional-school admissions and financial-aid);
  • Support for undergraduate research; and
  • Frequent, ongoing academic-progress monitoring.

Thanks to Larry Letourneau and the team who worked tirelessly to develop the best possible AANAPISI proposal. Your efforts have produced what is truly an institutional milestone: the awarding of UNLV's first ever Title III (MSI) grant. With this award, UNLV is officially a Minority Serving Institution!!!