Boosting Retention for Ethnic Minority Students: Leveraging Peer Leadership

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For this second in a series of articles on supporting the academic success of underrepresented minority students, we interviewed Georgina Dodge, chief diversity officer and associate vice president at the University of Iowa. Dodge shared with us lessons learned and practical tips based on the early success of the University of Iowa’s pilot peer mentoring program for ethnic minority students, the Iowa Edge program. Students enrolled in that program show a higher retention rate than the overall retention rate for the institution.


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