The Hostos Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Edwin Rivera-Searles to the Board of Directors of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College.
Rivera-Searles is a veteran media industry executive. He presently serves as the Senior Vice President of Digital Initiatives for Sun Broadcast Group, a national radio network reaching more than 115 million monthly listeners through its more than 5,500 affiliates, in both the general market and Spanish language radio. 
“We are very happy that Mr. Rivera-Searles will assist the Foundation Board in supporting Hostos students,” said José A. Sánchez Kinghorn, Chairman of the Board. “It is because of people like him, and others on the Board, that the College can continue to pursue its mission to offer higher education opportunities in the South Bronx to all who seek it.”
Rivera-Searles spearheads Sun Broadcast’s latest digital partnership with Shazam®, one the world’s most popular mobile apps and leader in audio recognition technology.   The new platform, Shazam® for Radio, is a full-service product that allows local radio stations and national syndicated radio programs to create totally customized, interactive content for their listeners and advertisers, all activated by radio programming.
Prior to joining Sun Broadcast Group, Rivera-Searles was SVP/Advertising Sales for Cumulus Media Networks/Westwood One. His 25+ years of professional experience in the television and radio industry also includes executive management roles with Premiere Radio Networks, AM/FM Radio Networks, CBS Radio Networks and UNIVISION Television.

Rivera-Searles received a B.S. in Telecommunications Management from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The Hostos Community College Foundation
Founded in March 24, 2004, the Hostos Community College Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation that operates exclusively for the charitable purpose of supporting Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York. The Foundation encourages assistance through gifts, scholarships, subsidies, endowments, grants, bequests, and other funds.

The Board of Directors directs the management of the operations, property affairs and concerns of the Foundation and actively promotes fundraising activities consistent with the provision of the Foundation By-Laws, as written or amended in the Certificate of Incorporation. The Board of Directors makes recommendations concerning the acceptance of monies, grants, securities and/or any other donations.

Board of Directors
Mr. José A. Sánchez Kinghorn, Chairperson
Ms. Dolores Batista, Vice Chairperson
Ms. Carolyn McLaughlin, Secretary
Mr. Dudley N. Williams Jr., Treasurer
Ms. Cira Angeles
Mr. Jorge L. Ayala
Ms. Nancy E. Biberman
Mr. Michael S. Fassler
Mrs. Salomé Galib
Mr. Roberto S. García
Ms. April Horton
Mr. Paul Maloney
Mr. Robert Morgan
Mr. Timothy G. Noble
Mr. Jimmy Quan
Mr. Salahuddin Rajput
Mr. Edwin Rivera-Searles
Mrs. Carmen Vega-Rivera
William Aguado, Board Emeritus
Elba Cabrera, Board Emeritus
Luis Canela, Board Emeritus
William Scribner, Board Emeritus

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.

Recently 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 480,000 students at 24 colleges.