Title V Grant

"Pioneering Greater Access for Hispanic Students through Enhanced Student Support"

In the Fall of 2022, Wayland Baptist University proudly received the Department of Education's Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI), Title V grant—a transformative, multimillion-dollar initiative spanning five years. Designed to expand educational opportunities and bolster academic achievement among Hispanic students, the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides important federal funding to institutions like ours.


Our Vision

At Wayland Baptist University, we are committed to "Pioneering Greater Access for Hispanic Students Through Enhanced Student Support." With the honor of becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution, this grant has empowered us to extend our reach and elevate our support services for Hispanic, first-generation, and low-income students. Through our Title V program, we are dedicated to offering enhanced academic advising, professional development, retention support, and student success initiatives to improve achievements in the collegiate journey.


Services Offered:

  • Scholarships: More information to come soon…
  • Professional Development: Equipping advisors with holistic and culturally relevant approaches to improve retention and graduation rates for all students.
  • Educational Workshops: Hosting workshops, presentations, and conferences focusing on emerging practices and research relevant to Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
  • Expanded Staffing: Increasing staffing levels in vital programs such as Mentoring Programs, Student Counseling Services, and Intercultural Education & Training, with a particular emphasis on outreach and retention for Hispanic, first-generation, and low-income students.
  • Summer Bridge Program: Launching a specialized program to prepare Hispanic and First-Generation students for academic success and degree completion.
  • Faculty & Staff Fellows Program: Implementing a mentorship program focusing on HSI projects, teaching and learning enhancements, and fostering a supportive environment for our diverse student body.
  • And much more


At Wayland Baptist University, our Title V grant is not just about funding—it's about producing real change and fostering an environment where every student can thrive. Join us in our commitment to pioneering greater access and support for Hispanic students.



Jonathan Luna

Title V Grant Project Director

  • Campus: Plainview, Texas
  • Building: Gates Hall
  • Phone: 806-414-3262
  • Email: lunaj@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1309
  • Office Hours:
    M-TH: 8:15 - 5:00
    F: 8:15 - 4:00

Kimberly Sanchez-Tovar

Hispanic & Latino Serving Financial Aid Specialist

Ryiann Araujo

Disability Services Coordinator

  • Campus: Plainview, Texas
  • Office: Disability Services
  • Building: Van Howeling Education Building
  • Phone: 806 291-1057
  • Email: araujor@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 356
  • Office Hours:
    M-TH 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
    F 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Karen Greer

Academic Coach/Testing Coordinator

  • Campus: Plainview, Texas
  • Building: Other

Alan Reyna

Enrollment Coach / La Familia Outreach Specialist

Dr. Rick Hammer

Director of WBUonline