Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

First Advisor

Larry Ebbers

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-4866

Copyright Owner

José Angel Cabrales

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

211 pages

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