CTN Peer Mentor, Dr. Victor Saenz received the 2022 Association for the Study of Higher Education Mentoring Award in Las Vegas, Nevada at the 47th Annual ASHE Conference. The ASHE Awards recognizes exemplary achievements and contributions to the study of higher education through research, leadership, or service to ASHE and the field of higher education. The awards committee made decisions based on the following preferred and demonstrated attributes: a commitment to mentoring students and emerging scholars; active fostering of inclusive classroom and  transforming research environments; recognized scholarly contributions to the field of higher education; consistent role modeling of personal and professional integrity; collaboration in scholarship and teaching with junior faculty and graduate students; and evidence of mentoring ability across identities.

Dr. Sáenz also received the Habla con Orgullo Latino Community Leader from the Hispanic Advocates Business Leaders of Austin organization. Dr. Sáenz was recognized for his continued leadership, representation, voice, advocacy, impact, and commitment to the community.

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