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January 7, 2016

NJ Revilla-Garcia 

New chairman named to HACU’s Corporate and Philanthropic Council

Joseph “Joe” T. Mella of Goldman Sachs was recently named chairman of the Corporate and Philanthropic Council (C&PC) of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).  Having previously served as vice chair, Mella succeeds Jerry Gattegno of Deloitte Tax LLP and will serve as a member of HACU’s Governing Board.

Jim Fjelstul of Sodexo will serve as vice-chairman. Jorge Caballero, senior partner of Deloitte Tax LLP, joins the 2015-16 C&PC.

The Council advises and supports HACU in its engagement of private-sector corporations to advance its mission of Championing Hispanic Success in Higher Education. A key advisory group, the Council helps HACU develop business partnerships and enhances philanthropic support at local and national levels.

HACU’s C&PC is composed of company representatives who share an interest in diversity and Hispanic higher education, including:

Aetna - Florentino “Tito” Colon

DiversityInc Media LLC - Luke Visconti

Educational Testing Service (ETS) - Dr. Michael Nettles

Ford, Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) - Janet Padilla

General Motors - Alma L. Guajardo-Crossley

MillerCoors - Mary Bayazid

Nelnet - Dominic Rotondi

Southwest Airlines - Christine Ortega

The Coca-Cola Company - Rudy M. Beserra

Travelers Insurance - Carlos Figueroa