Hispanic Alumni Association

Welcome to the Hispanic Alumni Association!

The mission of HAA is to provide opportunities for networking, community engagement, support the university’s academic and athletic programs and support Hispanic students who attend the University of Houston by providing scholarship opportunities.

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President: Monica Rojas (’16)

Vice President: Javier Estrada (’16)

Treasurer: John Garcia (’99)

Executive Administrator: Javier Estrada (’16)

Fundraising Chair: Gina Lopez (’17)

Special Events Chair:  Katrina Ortega (’19)

Scholarship Chair: Angie Cervantes (’20)

Community Chairs: Ezequiel Benitez (’06), Herbert Murcia (’15)

Membership/Volunteer Chair: Kimberly Chairez (’17)

Fashion Co-Chairs: Maria Cavanaugh (’14), Sandra Juarez (’14)

Communications Chairs: Veronica Olivarez (’13)

Past President & Advisor: Edward Carrizales (’13)

Board Member: David Alfaro-Lopez (’17)

Board Member: Diana Jasso (’16)

Board Member: Gabriela Chen (’15)

Board Member: Gustavo Q. Silva (’19)

Board Member: Jorge Barrera (’11)

Board Member: Manny Guerrero (’18)

Board Member: Mary Cruz Lopez (’13)

Advisor: Angel Flores (’15)

Advisor: Robert Guerrero (’12)

Advisor: Yazmin Gomez (’11)

Events and Programs

Join the University of Houston Hispanic Alumni Association on December 1st to learn more about our organization and about Judge Ruben Guerrero’s (UH ‘73) incredible legacy. This will be UHHAA’s first campaign event to raise funds for the Judge Ruben Guerrero Endowment.

Help fund scholarships at UH for generations to come!



The UH Hispanic Alumni Association invites you to participate in our next Lotería Night, May 6, 2021, beginning at 6:30 PM CST at East End Backyard (1105 Sampson St, Houston, TX 77003.)

Help us reach our $25,000 goal to establish a UHHAA Endowment. The Endowment will allow UHHAA to provide Scholarships to deserving Latinx students for generations to come.

Support a Coog!

Register: http://bit.ly/LoteriaNight21

**Event Rescheduled for March 13, 2021 Due to Winter Storms**


UH HAA is excited to hold their second fashion show this February. It will be a wonderful evening filled with music, creativity and color bringing together the Houston community to raise money for scholarships. Thanks so much to all of our sponsors and supporters.

Purchase your tickets today by clicking here!




The University of Houston Hispanic Alumni Association is excited to announce the return of its Champions League Tournament – a daylong soccer event bringing together the Houston community in a friendly competition to raise money for scholarships. Help give back to the community and register as a team or as a sponsor! #GoCoogs


Check back soon for a new date!

Thanks to everyone who supported the University of Houston Hispanic Alumni Association as we supported our UH Cougar Baseball team they took on Wichita State on April 21st. The fun began at our BBQ fundraiser in which proceeds will benefit our scholarship fund.

Hispanic Alumni Scholarship
The Association of Hispanic Alumni Scholarship is a one-time award ranging in amount from $250-$1000. It will be awarded to a selected, currently enrolled undergraduate student and/or an incoming undergraduate student planning to attend the University of Houston main campus with the following conditions:

An applicant who will be a first time student must be accepted for admission to the University of Houston without waiver on an unconditional basis. If currently enrolled, student must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree.  The student must maintain a full time course status and a 2.5 Grade Point Average or better while attending the University of Houston.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM January 11th through March 27th. CLICK HERE to apply today!

Come join us at our annual meeting! Check back soon to see when the date is.