President Obama appoints NMSU engineering alumna to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama recently announced his appointment of 15 individuals to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Among them is Sylvia Acevedo, alumna of the NMSU College of Engineering.


Sylvia Acevedo

Acevedo is the co-founder and CEO of CommuniCard LLC., and the co-founder and president of Advancing America LLC. Previously, Acevedo was the vice president and co-founder of Reba Technologies. She also worked at Dell Computer Corp. in a variety of capacities including director of Home and Small Businesses and Director of Latin American Marketing and Business Development. Prior to working at Dell, Acevedo worked at Apple and IBM. She sits on the boards of the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Acevedo is the recipient of the Gold Education Award from the Texas Association and the Business Woman of the Year from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Region III. She holds a B.S in engineering from New Mexico State University and an M.S. in engineering from Stanford University.

President Obama said, “The extraordinary dedication these men and women bring to their new roles will greatly serve the American people. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this administration and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

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