Efforts are underway at the University of Central Arkansas to increase the number of students from minority backgrounds, officials said. On Sunday, the university’s largest outreach event — the Amigo Cup Soccer Challenge — kicks off at 9 a.m..
“This is our way of getting word out as what UCA is about and how it can benefit Latinos,” said Manny Sepulveda, tournament coordinator. “The message is: ‘You’re welcome.’”
But that message isn’t limited to the largest minority group currently attending UCA. President Tom Courtway said plans are underway at UCA to recruit and retain more minority students, including Asian and black students.
“We’re making a renewed effort this year to reach out to underrepresented constituencies,” Courtway said.