Monday, November 15, 2010
About 15 years ago, the local college had a dilemna. There were only a handful of Pacific Islander students enrolled but yet so many had graduated from high school. Where were these students? At the university? Nope. Statistics showed their enrollment numbers were just as low. Steps were taken to recruit and enroll Pacific Islander students into the college and now the numbers are in the hundreds. This should be great news. Except now there's a new dilemna. Out of the hundreds of Pacific Islander students enrolled at the college, only a handful of those actually complete their program and graduate or move on to a 4-year university. A handful. Why? This is the issue I have to begin to analyze, tear apart, and try to solve. It's a huge job. And I'm up for the challenge!