Our intimate and low-cost conference will focus on AB 540 students guided by "Theory, Practice, and Inspiration."
AB 540 is a California state law that allows qualified undocumented students to pay in-state tuition instead of out-of-state tuition at California's public higher education institution. To learn more about AB 540, please visit http://ab540.coml.
Our Learning Outcomes for this Spring California Institute are as follows:
- Differentiate between AB 540, the Dream Act and the California Dream Act
- Gain a more comprehensive understanding of an undocumented student experience and developmental stages
- Identify resources and contacts for additional information on AB 540
Any student affairs professional willing to accept the challenge of learning about AB 540 and how it impacts our work will benefit from the conversations, best practices and area supports incorporated within the day!
Please join us for a full day institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA on Friday, February 8th, 2013. After the Institute, an optional fellowship will take place near Pacific's campus.
Meet our presenters:
Gabriel Chaparro currently is a doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University and graduated with a master degree in educational administration from The University of the Pacific. While at Pacific, Gabriel focused his research on how institutes of higher education support undocumented students as they transition from secondary school to university. Gabriel has spoken at various events including leadership seminars at CSU Sacramento, UC Berkeley and presented at the 2012 NASPA national conference.
Ronald E. Hallett is an Assistant Professor in the Benerd School of Education at the University of the Pacific and a Research Associate in the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on improving educational access and participation for underserved student groups.
Iliana Perez was born in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico and immigrated with her family to the United States when she was eight years old. Iliana graduated with academic and university honors from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Economics. She believes that every student deserves the right to an education regardless of legal status. Because of her personal and educational history, she feels committed to bringing change to immigrant communities. Iliana is currently a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Education and an M.A. in Economics. She aspires to work in the areas of economic development and education of poor nations at the United Nations, World Bank or the IMF.
Barbara St. Urbain is currently the Coordinator of the International Student Program and International Center/International Counselor at Modesto Junior College. Over her 30 + years career, she has dedicated herself to supporting and advocating International students, students interested in studying abroad, and as of recent years supporting undocumented students. Barbara has a M.A. in Student Development and Cross-Cultural Counseling and has traveled throughout the US and all over the world. Among other honors, Barbara has served in many leadership positions for the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) and has delivered presentations from Cross-Cultural Training for Trainers to sharing her knowledge and experience about her “Thirty Year Journey from being an International Purest.”
When & Where
California College Personnel Association (CCPA)
CCPA is a state division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Please visit our webiste for more information: www.webccpa.com