Hispanic Alumni

Keeping Latinx Alumni across all academic programs connected, we create networking, cultural and social opportunities and play an active role in cultivating the next generation of Mustangs. Together we work to ensure that SMU is a welcoming community for all. Email us your contact information to receive Hispanic Alumni of SMU updates.


Attend events

Join us for professional networking, social gatherings and cultural events.

We hope to see you at our annual Hispanic Alumni Awards Reception. The evening honors one or more deserving student scholarship recipients and celebrates the year's Distinguished Hispanic Alumni of SMU award winners.

Fund scholarship

From 1996 to 2012, college enrollment among Hispanics have more than tripled (240% increase), outpacing Blacks (72%) and whites (12%). However, while 45.8% of Hispanic students finish college within six years of initial enrollment, 62% of white students finish their degree in the same timeframe. Economics play a key factor.

In 2009, we established the Hispanic Alumni Scholarship to help change that. Each year we award at least one scholarship. From 2009 to 2020 we awarded a total of 36 scholarships to deserving Latino or Latina upperclassmen or graduate students in need of financial assistance to complete his or her SMU degree.


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Be a volunteer

Be a part of connecting with and creating a welcoming community for prospective Mustangs through the SMU Admission Volunteer Program

Mentor students and alumni through the SMU Career Volunteer Program


Be distinguished

If you know someone who is a game changer, let us know. We recognize this year’s SMU Distinguished Hispanic Alumni Award Recipient at the Hispanic Alumni Awards Reception this spring. Tell us about an extraordinary SMU alumnus or alumnae who excels at what they do or has gone great lengths to support an organization or cause.

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Cynthia Figueroa ’87, '90


Rumaldo Robles '17

Rumaldo Robles '17

Past Chair

Adrian Acevedo '20
At Large Member
Teresa Acosta '22
New Member
Jonathan Angulo '18
At Large Member
Marc Arias '16
At Large Member
Sean Cordobes '91, '94
New Member
David de la Fuente '12
At Large Member
Cynthia Gudiel '14
At Large Member
Gerardo Padierna '17
At Large Member
Alithia Payan '00, '15
New Member
Danny Phillips '20
At Large Member
Manuela Murillo Sanchez '21
At Large Member
Angelica "Jackie" Sifuentes '13
At Large Member
Andres Treviño '18
At Large Member