Frank D. Alvarez is the former President and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s leading Latino organization supporting Hispanic Higher Education. A native of Los Angeles, California, Alvarez has more than 30 years of executive healthcare leadership experience, having led hospital systems in California and Arizona prior to joining HSF in November, 2007.
Alvarez received an Associate of Arts degree from East Los Angeles College, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and a Master in Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
He has been the recipient of honors including “Person of the Year” from the Arizona Supreme Court LEARN Program, the Corporate Citizens Award presented by MALDEF, the United Way/National Concilios of America Distinguished Leadership Award, San Francisco Citizen of the Day and a Reconocimiento (Certificate of Appreciation) from the Secretary of Health from the State of Sonora, Mexico.
A long-time advocate of Latino Higher Education, Alvarez currently serves on the board of directors of Lumina Foundation for Education and Western Governors University and is a past board member and chair of the Arizona State Board of Education.
First in his family to go to college, Mr. Alvarez and his family have lived the transformative nature of a college degree and he finds inspiration and draws energy and passion from his HSF work to place “a degree in every Latino household”.