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Victor Saenz

Department of Educational Leadership & Policy
Chair
Victor B. Sáenz is Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an Associate Professor in the Program in Higher Education Leadership and a Fellow in the A.M. Aikin Regents Chair in Junior & Community College Education Leadership. He also holds courtesy appointments with the UT Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. Since 2008 he has also been a Faculty Fellow with the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). Dr. Sáenz has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and recently published two books, including one on Latino males in higher education. His current research agenda seeks to advance research-informed best practices and policy solutions that improve educational outcomes for underserved students in postsecondary education, with a special emphasis on young men of color.