UWM McNair Program relocates to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In Fall 2021 the UWM McNair Scholars Program moved from the Graduate School in Mitchell Hall to Bolton Hall 176, and is now housed within the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Formally known as the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, the McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare undergraduate participants for doctoral studies and graduate education through involvement in research, professional development, and scholarly activities. The McNair program carries the mission of increasing representation of first-generation, low-income, and racial/ethnic underrepresented individuals within the professoriate, research, and the PhD.

McNair Director Patricia Torres Najera was featured on the Graduate School web site in 2018 as an Urban Studies doctoral student.

The McNair program is a project-based grant funded by the US Department of Education as part of the TRIO family of programs supported by the Higher Education Act of 1965. While there are currently 187 McNair programs at institutions across the United States, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is proud to have received one of the first fourteen McNair grants in 1990 and hosted a McNair Scholars Program for over 30 years within the UWM Graduate School.

The UWM McNair Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2022 Research Institute. For more information, please visit their DEI webpage or contact the McNair Director, Dr. Patricia T. Najera at ptnajera@uwm.edu and mcnair@uwm.edu.