September 21, 2020


CONTACT: Donna Oracion, 575-624-7403



            Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is the recipient of a new grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Program. The program provides grants to assist HSI’s in expanding educational opportunities for, and improving the attainment of, Hispanic students. ENMU-Roswell is one of seven New Mexico colleges and universities awarded these Title V grant funds this year.

The total grant award to ENMU-Roswell over the five-year project period is $3 million ($600,000 per year). With the grant funds, ENMU-Roswell will implement the Cultivating Success Initiative (CSI-Roswell). The project represents a systemic and sustainable effort by the Roswell campus to make dramatic improvements in student success outcomes, retention, graduation, and transfer for Hispanic and low-income students.

This grant is intended to assist students in their preparations  to enroll in college. The grant funds will be used to develop guided pathways from high school to ENMU-Roswell and beyond through transfer agreements with universities. Guided pathways enhance student success by offering clear academic and career choices. The funds will also be used to provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff members. The project will operate in conjunction with high-impact strategies for student success to enhance ENMU-Roswell’s capacity to serve all students better. ENMU-Roswell will also allocate grant funds to improve English and math abilities and increase student advising.