Haile Rivera
Hostos alumni Haile Rivera has stayed very busy since earning his AAS Degree in Public Policy & Administration in 2003. In addition to pursuing higher education degrees, he has worked with several prominent elected officials in all levels of government, including serving on President Obama's Transition Team in Washington, DC.

Now, the native of the Dominican Republic, who moved to United States as a young boy, has accepted a new challenge, as he has recently been named the Executive Director of the National Supermarket Association (NSA).

The Bronx resident said it was his time at Hostos Community College that helped shaped the interpersonal skills he has used to successfully in working with other people and building strong relationships.

“Hostos is a big part of my life. I learned about Hostos because my uncle was also a student at the college. Aside from the quality of education I received inside the classroom, the skills I obtained dealing with different people was something I still use every day,” Rivera said.

In his role as Executive Director, Rivera will oversee the daily operations of the NSA and represent the interests of more than 400 independent supermarkets. 

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.