Arizona State University

1120 Cady Mall, Interdisciplinary B
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Dr. Loui Olivas

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Hometown: 4th Generation Phoenician

Degree & Certificates: B.S. Business Education, Master in Education, Doctorate Business/Education

Graduation Year/School: Arizona State University

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Retired USAF, Colonel and Small Business Owner

Current Career Position: Professor Emeriti

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Outdoors

Why I wanted to be in HBSA: I was drafted by Professor Nelda Garcia, Founding Advisor, HBSA

Advice for being successful at ASU: Stay focused on your studies for 15 weeks, then begin a new cycle.  Remember, you are the fortunate students that were admitted, and you represent the thousands of Hispanic Students that will never qualify for admittance to ASU—you need to serve as a role model for future ASU students.

Lydia Aranda

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Mike Garcia, MBA

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Edmundo Hidalgo

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Hometown: San Luis, AZ

Degree & Certificates: ‘88 - Economics and ‘ 2000 - MBA

Graduation Year: Arizona State University

Interesting fact about yourself/experience: Establish your network at ASU and it will stay with you the rest of your life.

Current Career Position: VP of Outreach and Partnerships at ASU

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Love sports and love to travel

Why I wanted to be in HBSA: I was recruited by Dr. O and it was my way of giving back.

Advice for being successful at ASU: Whether you are a student or a Faculty /Administrator, ASU and most companies revolve around relationships. Work your network and never burn any bridges going up or coming down.