Posted by University News Service
Oct. 20, 2011
Jaime Chahin, dean of the College of Applied Arts at Texas State University-San Marcos, has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Chahin has been a long-time supporter of the higher education of Hispanic students and has made an impact in this area through his research and writing. Among his publications are Engaged Scholarship in Hispanic Serving Institutions (2009), US. Latino Psychology Handbook (2009) and Latina Immigrant Transnational Mothers: The Voices of Leaders (2007).
In addition, Chahin has been the executive producer of two PBS documentaries, opened the Center for Migrant Education and received the Outstanding Latino in Higher Education Award from the American Association of Higher Education and the Hispanic Caucus. He is also the recipient of a National Kellogg Foundation Leadership fellowship (1993-96) and received the Ohtli Award from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002).
In April, Chahin was recognized by the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District for his commitment to academic excellence through his program Caminos and Caminitos, which provides 8th grade students an opportunity to get a head start on high school during the summer prior to the 9th grade.
Chahin received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from Texas A&I University in 1974. A year later he received a master’s in administration and policy from the University of Michigan and in 1977 earned a doctorate in education administration from the same institution. He currently serves as an advisor for several foundations and as the treasurer of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.