University of Memphis Board of Trustees: Progress in the First Two Years

April 5th, 2019

Peer Power Foundation Opens on Campus

The University of Memphis and Peer Power Foundation have opened the Peer Power Institute on the University of Memphis Campus. Peer Power is a Memphis-based nonprofit that hires high-performing college students to tutor and mentor Shelby County Schools students. 

Read more in the University of Memphis Board of Trustees two year report here.

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Chris Xa

 I am a native Memphian with a unique passion for Economics. I am a proud son of immigrant parents. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Economics at the University of Memphis specializing in Labor Economic, Education Economics, and Econometric. I have the honor to serve Peer Power as a Doctoral Fellow, where I study education data and school environments to better help the kids we serve. My topics of research (both within and without of Peer Power) include: Labor policies within educational settings, Teacher incentive policies and retention rates, Human capital measures, and Public funding allocation efficiency. Outside of school and work I love to cook and cheer on our Memphis Grizzles.