Michael Aldaco, assistant vice president for student academic preparation in the University of California Office of the President, was honored with the prestigious Ed Apodaca Award for Latino excellence, fairness and leadership in higher education at the Chicano-Latino Intersegmental Convocation. CLIC is the only California organization representing Latino higher education faculty and staff.
“Mike is one of the rare individuals who can see what we need to do to close the achievement gap for Latinos and other underrepresented groups and demonstrates it by his scholarship and actions,” said Dr. Elena Macias, CLIC chair and special assistant to the president for government, legislative, community relations at CSU-Long Beach.
Aldaco oversees several minority outreach programs including the Puente Project, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) program, the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) and projects that address the urban-rural divide and American Indian academic achievement.
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