Vargas Speaks: Episode 21

Sep 17, 2018

On this episode of Vargas Speaks, Dr. Vargas talks about some new activities and initiatives taking place with the new Fall semester and about Southeast’s Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity program receiving accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

He also tells us more about the new Copper Dome Scholarship program. It will offer stackable awards with progressive values and straightforward renewal criteria for incoming students.

Dr. Vargas talks about the university celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15. The celebration started as a week-long commemoration first proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and it was later extended to a 30-day period while Ronald Reagan was president in 1988. This will be the fourth year that the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity has coordinated activities and events for this celebration.

The university has welcomed six new international students to campus as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program and the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan. The group from Pakistan will study here through mid-December and the Tunisian students will remain at Southeast through mid-May.

Finally, Dr. Vargas shares his thoughts on some trends he is watching in Higher Education and how the delivery of Higher Education is changing.