José Dios and Rafael “Ralph” Rivera-Viruet Hostos President David Gómez, Chairperson José A. Sánchez Kinghorn
On July 28, the Hostos family welcomed José Dios and Rafael “Ralph” Rivera-Viruet to the Hostos Community College Foundation during a special reception held in the Longwood Art Gallery. The event was attended by Hostos President David Gómez, Foundation Chairperson José A. Sánchez Kinghorn, and many other special guests and friends of the College.

Dios brings more than 30 years of investment experience to the Foundation.  He served as Chief Executive Officer of OpenArc Asset Management, LLC and Senior Managing Director of Sciens Capital, where he was Head of Portfolio Management for the firm’s hedge fund offering. Throughout his career, he has held various senior positions where he’s been responsible for advising large companies on their investment portfolios, policy formulation, asset allocation portfolio construction, and managing the selection of both traditional and non-traditional investments – among others.
Rivera-Viruet, a product of Baruch College, became the first Puerto Rican to be hired by the prestigious accounting firm Price Waterhouse & Co.  Over the course of his illustrious career in business, finance, and entertainment, he has held a variety of executive positions.  Rivera-Viruet has also helped create and increase opportunities for Latinos in the film and television industries by spearheading the Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, the Latino Film Project Program at Universal Studios, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition.
About 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.

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 28 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.