Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Institutes 1,750+ Number of professionals that have attended ALASS Institutes The Meeting Place for Latino Student Success in Higher Education The Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Institute is the meeting place for professionals leading effective strategies for Latino student success in higher education. Participants learn about and share evidence-based practices, strategies and resources that increase Latino degree completion at the community, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. Institute participants exchange tactical information that promotes the use of compelling, effective campus-based strategies for institutional leaders, administrators, and staff. The ALASS Institute is paired annually with Celebración de Excelencia to celebrate and learn what works to increase Latino student success in higher education. 2018 ALASS Institute Leadership Luncheon Highlights Thomas Saenz, President & General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and Enrique Aleman, Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio discussed the historic role Latinos have played to improve education and equity in the U.S. 2017 ALASS Institute Leadership Luncheon Highlights Philanthropists Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros discussed their commitment to supporting greater Latino student success in higher education. Sharing their story about winning the California Mega Millions Lottery, Gilbert described his decision to run for congress. Many congratulations to incoming Congressman Gilbert Cisneros.