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)

Executive Administrator:

Treasurer: John Garcia (’99)

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: Mayra Castillo (’19), Veronica Olivarez (’13)

Past President: 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

The UH Hispanic Alumni Association invites you to our Virtual Scholarship Show “Adelante,” this February, 20, 2021.  Check out our registrations and sponsorship packages here: https://bit.ly/3pdcrIT

An Endowment is a donation of money or property to a non-profit organization, which uses the resulting investment income for a specific purpose. In this case, the Judge Ruben Guerrero Endowment will help fund scholarships for UH students who apply for a UHHAA Scholarship for generations to come. Judge Ruben Guerrero is described by his daughter as a man who wanted everyone to feel welcomed. He was a first-generation student who struggled to make it happen for himself and his family. Yet, despite his struggles, he went on to finish his degree at UH and later became a prominent lawyer and Judge. He is described as a man of strong personal ethics, fair, and kind. He believed in the power of an education and it is our goal to ensure that students get the same opprtintity he did. To dream, and to accomplish their professional and personal goals. Join us for our next informational events to learn more about who Judge Ruben Guerrero was, who UHHAA is, and what this means for our students and or donate to this incredible cause.

Event Registration:



Join The University of Houston Hispanic Alumni for their first ever Virtual Loteria Night!

Click Here to sign up today to be emailed a link to join in the fun.


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!

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.