Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
There has been a growing body of research on Latina/o undergraduate students, primarily in the areas of access and retention, yet there is limited research on Latina/o baccalaureate alumni and their post-graduation institutional engagement. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore and understand how Latina/o alumni define their roles as alumni, interact with their alma mater, and give to the institution. Using Yosso's (2005) Community Cultural Wealth model as a guiding framework for this study, four themes emerged which highlights the different ways Latina/o alumni approach giving: Latina/o alumni as university ambassadors; careers, community, and giving; Latina/o alumni as targeted givers; and competence, conscience, and compassion: the importance of the university's vision and mission. Implications for alumni associations, development, public relations, and student affairs and recommendations for future research are discussed.
José Angel Cabrales
Cabrales, José Angel, "Conceptualizing Latina/o philanthropy in higher education: A study of Latina/o undergraduate alumni from a predominantly white Jesuit institution" (2011). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11968.