When the California state legislature passed Assembly Bill 2016 mandating the development of ethnic studies curricula for high schools, Lisa Sun-Hee Park was delighted.
We have, first of all, a robust group of faculty on campus whose area of research is ethnic studies.
And then we also have an excellent school of education that trains school teachers.
The program — éxito is Spanish for success — was quickly embraced by Jeffrey Milem, dean of GGSE, and Charlie Hale, SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences.
“We’re getting all the pieces and people together, and we’re going to focus on our pool of undergraduates that we currently have at UCSB,” Park said.