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Male Enrollment and Graduation Alliance

Our Charge

The Male Enrollment and Graduation Alliance (MEGA) is charged to examine and develop a plan of action to improve (cis/identified) male student outcomes from prospects to active alumni status with a focus on Hispanic/Latino and Black males. The taskforce will publish a report by 7/1/23 inclusive of findings, recommendations, and a repository of best practices.

Contact Us

Daniel Jean, Assistant Provost for Special Programs, EOF and Academic Success

Carolina Gonzalez, Assistant Dean-Administrative, External and Student Affairs

Three Focus Areas

Data Collection & Analysis

Develop a sustainable plan to review, collect and analyze enrollment, retention, and graduation data and other data points connected to prospective and current students and alumni.

External/Internal Partnerships

Explore and deepen current and future partnerships related to community engagement, resource allocations and the development of enrollment and post-graduation talent pipelines.

Develop a framework, identify membership, and facilitate ongoing communication with an advisory team with external community stakeholders.

Engagement/Awareness Activities

Coordinate programming and engagement to directly impact prospective/current scholars and includes a nationwide collective of educators, administrators, thought leaders and best practices.

Committee Members and Key Partners

Shortlist of Current Partners: Institutional Research, African-American Caucus, Latina/o/x Caucus, Black Alumni Advisory Council, Hispanic/LatinX Alumni Network, Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Future MEGA Events

Future College Graduate Conference

November 16, 2022 8:30am-1:30pm

Expected Attendance
300 High School Males/School Counselors
Motivation, the importance of pursuing passions and the college pathway
To engage prospective Redhawks in the University experience
Malcolm X Shabazz High School, Ferris HS, University High School, Newark School of Fashion and Design, Central High School, Beloved Community Charter High School, Bard High School Early College, Dickinson High School, Perth Amboy High School, Paterson Arts and Science Charter, People’s Preparatory Charter School, Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark, Passaic High School, Passaic Academy for Science & Engineering and Preparatory Academy, John F. Kennedy, Newark School of Data Science and Information Technology, Paterson Eastside, and PTECH (formerly known as Panther Academy)

Photo gallery from the Future College Graduate Conference

Male Enrollment & Graduation Alliance Symposium

March 3, 2023 9:30am-2:30pm

Expected Attendance
150 Pre-K to 20+ Educators/Administrators
To engage educators/administrators nationwide to share best practices, develop enrollment partnerships/pipelines and sustainable networks for future Black/Hispanic male success.
Keynote, Ed Talk, Breakouts, Roundtable Chats, Scholar Panel, Commemorative Photo

Register as a Symposium ParticipantSubmit a Presentation Proposal

Media Highlights

MEGA Symposium to Build Pipelines that Bring Black and Latinx Men to College – Diverse Education, October 28, 2022

To attend and graduate college, Black and brown male scholars need more support – OpEd by Daniel Jean in, November 3, 2022