Faculty Member In:
Sociology and Latina and Latino Studies
Jorge Chapa is a professor at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is also a Professor of Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies. Before coming to the University of Illinois he was Professor and founding Director of Latino Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He started his career as a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Chapa's research has focused on alternatives to increase the successful participation of Latinos in higher education. To that end he, along with other professors and legislators, formulated the Top Ten Percent Plan which had significantly increased the enrollments of underrepresented minorities in Texas.