Texas Tech University

First-Gen Champions Institute

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 9:30am - 2pm | zoom

As part of First-Gen Week (Nov. 8th – Nov. 13th), Texas Tech faculty and staff, and educators from across the Lubbock community, are invited to participate in the First-Gen Champions Institute.

The First-Gen Champions Institute seeks to bring together individuals that are committed to fostering a space for learning and understanding as it relates to college access, completion, and success for first-generation students. The Institute will allow first-gen champions to share in a discussion on what it truly means to champion First-Gen success and how to put those ideas into practice.


Featured Speaker; Dr. Rashne Jehangir

Agenda Overview 

9:15am Virtual Check- In
9:30am Welcome
9:45am Opening Speaker

Breakout Session:

Understanding the First-Gen Experience: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion


Breakout Session: 

Enhancing Your First-Generation Success Toolkit


High School/College Access Professionals TRACK

Higher Education TRACK


Featured Speaker:

Dr. Rashné Jehangir, Associate Professor of Higher Education and the Robert H. Beck Chair of Ideas in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities



First Gen Students: Toward Full Citizenship in Higher Education

 1:30pm Call to Action & Closing 


First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs