Hispanic Faculty


Professional Hispanic Network (PHN)

Created in 1991

Texas A&M Professional Hispanic Network (PHN) Presidents from L to R (Back row) Manuel Piña (1996 – 1998), Vanessa Díaz de Rodríguez (2003 – 2004), Victor Arizpe (1993 – 1995), (Front row) Marco Portales (1995 – 1996), Marisa Suhm (2006 – 07) and Fidel Fernández (1998 – 2002). Not pictured: David Hinojosa (1991 – 1992), Tommy Bósquez (1992 – 1993), César Malavé (2002 – 2003) and Antonio Cepeda-Benito (2004 – 2005). The Professional Hispanic Network is a group of leaders supporting Texas A&M University and the Bryan-College Station community to proactively address key issues affecting the education and quality of life of all Hispanics.

Mexican American Latino
Faculty Association

Created in 2002

MALFA members pose with Dr. Karan L. Watson, Dean of Faculties & Associate Provost and President Gates on the inception of the organization. MALFA is an outgrowth of the Professional Hispanic Network (PHN). It was created in 2002 to create a Mexican American/Latino faculty presence at Texas A&M University and offer a strong Mexican American/Latino voice on campus and support the goals of Vision 2020. The group seeks to establish a liaison with the administration by providing insight in matters regarding Mexican American and Latino issues at all levels of the University.



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