University Provost, Dr. Julie Dinger selected to sit on the Presidents' Panel along with the Presidents of Dodge City Community College, Otero Community College, and the College of Southern Idaho. 

Nov 5, 2021

Panhandle State Communications

Panhandle State Represents Hispanic Serving Institutions

Oklahoma Panhandle State University was asked to participate and represent Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) in the region by attending the induction celebration at the College of Southern Idaho, a newly recognized HSI. University Provost, Dr. Julie Dinger was selected to sit on the Presidents’ Panel along with the Presidents of Dodge City Community College, Otero Community College, and the College of Southern Idaho.

Dr. Dinger commented, “It was an honor to represent our university on this panel and to share our progress, projects, and the future of OPSU as an HSI.”

Director of Hispanic Student Center, Valentina Allen also attended and had the opportunity to tour the student resource center and network with leaders in the Hispanic community.

Mrs. Allen commented, “The experience representing not only Oklahoma Panhandle State University, but OPSU as an HSI was incredible. I am so proud of the continued progress we have made with our Title V grant and the impact that it is making for our Hispanic students. I enjoy exchanging ideas and success with other institutions. HSIs are out here for one common goal and working together makes our community stronger.”

Dr. Dinger and Mrs. Allen also attended several sessions and workshops exploring special topics unique to the Hispanic community in higher education.

University President, Dr. Tim Faltyn stated, “These two individuals have done so much to increase the awareness of our University being the First Hispanic Serving Institution in Oklahoma. I look forward to seeing what all they do for our University and the people we serve.”

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