CSI RECEIVES HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION DESIGNATION
TWIN FALLS, ID –Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status is a federal recognition that more than 25% of students attending the College of Southern Idaho self-identify as Hispanic, and that a large number of CSI’s students also have significant economic need.
As Idaho’s first public college or university to be designated as an HSI, the College of Southern Idaho is committed to meeting the unique educational needs of Hispanic students and the Hispanic community. CSI is proud to be an HSI and recognizes the critical role it plays in serving the needs of all students throughout its eight-county service region.
“The College of Southern Idaho's mission is to ensure that quality educational and training opportunities are available for all of the students we serve. This designation from the federal government highlights our important work in serving a growing Hispanic population within the Magic Valley and beyond,” said CSI President, Dr. Dean Fisher.
Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution will further allow the College to explore how it can best provide quality programs and services in innovative and equitable ways across all student populations.
“We are thrilled to see the College of Southern Idaho become the first Hispanic Serving Institution in the state of Idaho. They have always been welcoming to our diverse community,” said Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs Executive Director, Margie Gonzalez.