Anita Casavantes Bradford

Among education leaders concerned about first-generation students, there has been a conscious effort to focus less on their weaknesses and more on their strengths. … A hub of this strengths-focused approach has been UC Irvine, where in 2014 Anita Casavantes Bradford, a history and Chicano studies professor [and associate dean], began to develop a first-generation program that was adopted across UC campuses three years later. 

For the full story, please visit

connect with us


© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766