Dinner Talk: Educational Success for Underrepresented Minorities (Dr. Manuel S. González Canché)
"The Equitable University, Human Capitalization, and Gap-Closing Actions: Introspection and Reflections". As a low-income and first-generation college student, Dr. González Canché has a special interest in understanding structural factors that influence minority and at-risk students’ likelihood of educational and occupational success. He aims to identify plans of action capable of closing social and economic gaps resulting from students’ reduced access to financial, academic, and social resources.
Dr. Manuel González Canché joined the Higher Education division as an associate professor in 2017. At Penn GSE he also serves as affiliated faculty with the Human Development and Quantitative Methods division and the International Educational Development Program. In addition, he is a senior scholar in the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy and a senior research associate at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions.