Helping those with complicated lives
[guest post by Dana]
I suppose this is standard fare at all the universities now:
UC Riverside is hiring a full-time program coordinator to assist undocumented students at the university.
Money for the new position comes from $5 million in funding that UC President Janet Napolitano announced in October to provide counseling, financial aid and other services for undocumented students throughout the UC system.
UCR Vice Chancellor James Sandoval said in a statement that the new post will help meet undocumented students’ distinct needs.
“Undocumented students face many unique non-academic challenges and the position is critical to promoting the educational interests of this population,” he said.
Committee member Ana Coria, an undocumented student who graduated from UCR in June, said having a full-time staff member to assist undocumented students will help them succeed.
“We live complicated lives with multiple identities,” said Coria, who was president of PODER, a UCR group for undocumented students. “It impacts how we do academically.”