Latino Alumni

Keeping Latino 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 Latino Alumni of SMU updates.


Attend events

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

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

Fund scholarship

From 1996 to 2012, college enrollment among Latinos have more than tripled (240% increase), outpacing Blacks (72%) and whites (12%). However, while 45.8% of Latino 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 Latino Alumni Scholarship to help change that. Each year we award at least one scholarship. From 2009 to 2022 we awarded a total of 54 scholarships to deserving Latino or Latina upperclassmen or graduate students in need of financial assistance to complete his or her SMU degree.

Application unavailable but will open on December 1.

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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 Latino Alumni Award Recipient at the Latino 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.

Click here to nominate someone.

Get involved

Mentorship Volunteer Facebook

Interested in having a mentor? Submit an application.

2022/2023 Latino Alumni of SMU Board

We serve the SMU Latino alumni community and seek to cultivate a more positive experience for students of color at SMU.

Know someone who should be a Latino Alumni of SMU Leader?

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Latino Alumni of SMU Board Members


Cynthia Figueroa ’87, ’90


Rumaldo Robles '17

Rumaldo Robles ’17

Past Chair

Adrian Acevedo '20
Member at Large
Teresa Acosta '22
Member at Large
Jonathan Angulo '18
Mustangs Give Back Chair
Marc Arias '16
Member at Large
Sean Cordobes '91, '94
Member at Large
David de la Fuente '12
Planning Chair
Cynthia Gudiel '14
Member at Large
Gerardo Padierna '17
Member at Large
Jackie Pagan '13
Member at Large
Alithia Payan '00, '15
Member at Large
Danny Phillips '20
Member at Large
Manuela Murillo Sanchez '21
Member at Large
Andres Treviño '18
Member at Large