David Peña Returns to ALPFA as President of Colleges and Universities

ALPFA to introduce new technology platform connecting students with mentors, internships and full-time jobs upon graduation

NEW YORK--()--ALPFA, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, the largest organization dedicated to empower and develop Latino leaders, created the position of President of Colleges and Universities. ALPFA named David Peña to lead the new program providing opportunities for student members to connect with mentors, internships and new career opportunities through ALPFA’s vast network of professional members, corporate partners and partner organizations.

“Our corporate partners recognize the power of ALPFA’s brand and our strong connection with Latino students and professionals. This new initiative will prepare the next generation of Latino leaders to serve our community and our nation”

“David will ensure we help students align their purpose, passion, and career - and then to give back as they become America's new leaders,” said Charles P. Garcia. ALPFA, Chief Executive Officer.

David returns to ALPFA, where he previously served as senior vice president of programs. He has held leadership positions in several non-profit and community organizations, including the National Hispanic Business Association, American Heart Association, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Dental Association.

“I am honored to be working with ALPFA again and I am confident that with Charlie Garcia’s leadership we will grow our student programs empowering millions of Latinos to become great leaders of character for our nation,” Peña said.

More than 160 student chapters at colleges and universities across the country and thousands of students already benefit from ALPFA’s networking events, career building seminars and mentorship opportunities. Peña and the ALPFA leadership team will introduce an innovative technology-based platform that will ensure thousands of Latino students, mentors and employers can connect and create new growth and development opportunities.

“Our corporate partners recognize the power of ALPFA’s brand and our strong connection with Latino students and professionals. This new initiative will prepare the next generation of Latino leaders to serve our community and our nation,” said Yvonne Garcia, ALPFA Board of Directors Chairwoman and senior vice president and global head of client solutions at State Street Corporation.

David will be based in ALPFA’s Houston office and report to ALPFA CEO Charlie Garcia.

About ALPFA

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) is the longest standing Latino organization with 72,000+ members assembled in 44 professional and more than 160 student chapters across America. Our vision is to be the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino leadership in the global market.

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ALPFA hires president of colleges and universities. It also introduces new technology platform connecting students with mentors, internships and full-time jobs upon graduation.