Texas Tech University

TTU M.A.L.E.S. Symposium


In an attempt to address the disparity in participation and success of male retention in education, The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement will host the TTU MALES (Men Attaining Leadership Excellence and Success) Symposium, October 6th -7th , 2016. During the one and a half day symposium a myriad of national, state, and local leaders will gather to discuss issues, concerns and best practices regarding male student achievement and persistence in education. Designated tracks will be available for stakeholders (educators, administrators, parents, etc.) and both secondary and college students.

Symposium attendees will participate in breakout sessions, town-hall style discussions, and panels. Sessions, discussions and panels and will focus on the importance of male academic achievement, retention, matriculation, community involvement, social justice and more. Additionally, attendees will have opportunities to make recommendations regarding increasing the numbers of males who graduate from high school and enroll into and matriculate from higher education institutions.

Dr. Steve Perry will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Other confirmed presenters include: Dr. Richard A. Baker, J.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President of the Office of Equal Opportunity Services, University of Houston System; Dr. Victor B. Sáenz, Associate Professor/Director Project MALES, University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Gregory Vincent, Vice President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin; and Dr. Fernando Valle, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Educational Psychology and Leadership.

Click here for tentative Symposium itinerary.

Registration : $50 (free for TTU students).

Date of Event : October 6th-7th, 2016

Click here to download Symposium Registration Form.

Lodging : 

For the convenience of those who may be traveling from outside the Lubbock area, two hotel blocks have been secured. Ask for the "TTU MALES Symposium" for discounted rates. The deadline to make reservations is October 3rd.

The Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham- $89 per night
4335 Marsha Sharp Freeway 
Lubbock, TX 79407

Hyatt Place Lubbock- $89 per night
2309 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401

For more information call 806-742-8681 or email diversity@ttu.edu .