AZ HSI Consortium

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Launched in 2021, the AZ HSI Consortium seeks to strengthen the individual and collective capacity of Arizona HSIs to intentionally support conditions necessary for Latinx student success in Arizona.  The AZ HSI Consortium aims to bring together all HSIs across Arizona to develop a community of practice to engage collectively in professional development, support the exchange of evidence-based and culturally relevant practices, facilitate successful transfer of Latinx students to Arizona universities, and collaborate across HSIs when seeking funding opportunities and other important partnerships.   

The launch of the AZ HSI Consortium was initially informed by an extensive review process led by HSI Fellows at the University of Arizona, which involved content analysis and interviews that examined the purpose and structure of HSI consortiums in other states, including California, Texas, Nevada, and Florida. 

The inaugural meeting of the AZ HSI Consortium convened Presidents, Chancellors, and senior level leaders across Arizona HSIs to gauge their interest and commitment moving forward, which was well received with strong interest and desire to formalize efforts moving forward.

More details to come in the near future.  For questions, please email Dr. Marla Franco at




  • Offers a starting place for those interested in learning more about HSI research, frameworks, and data-informed practices. This bibliography is not an exhaustive list; therefore, we welcome recommendations to add resources by emailing This resource was made possible thanks to funding from the Helios Education Foundation and the Arizona Community Foundation, and assembled by Erica Zamora, graduate assistant, AZ HSI Consortium.


Photo of the first AZ HSI Consortium Meeting via Zoom

Photo of the First AZ HSI Consortium Meeting via Zoom

Photo of the first AZ HSI Consortium