Mission and Purpose
The Hispanic Theological Initiative will manage the newly developed Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium and their mission and purpose will revolve around four major goals:
- To help identify and prepare highly trained educators and leaders who can articulate, model, and help teach values and ideas that will inform and make an impact in our Latino faith communities and communities in general.
- To increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latina/o Ph.D. students across the nation by uniting and leveraging institutional resources (human, financial, and infrastructural).
- To increase the presence of Latina/o faculty – especially tenured faculty – in seminaries, schools of theology and universities.
- To provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and the best practices to address the needs of Latina/o faculty and students