Advisory Council

Latino Studies Advisory Council Pic 2023

The University of Notre Dame maintains advisory councils for its principal academic units to advance their development in the broadest context. Council members acquire an understanding of the mission, plans, and priorities of the Institute and of the wider University. As members of the Notre Dame family, they in turn share this understanding with others, serving as ambassadors for the Institute and the University in the cities where they reside and in their respective professional communities.



  • Philip Fuentes, Owner and Operator of McDonald’s, CHBIP Management, Inc., Chicago, Illinois - Chair, Joined 2010
  • Ruben C. Berumen, ND ’79, President of B-Gear Services, Miami, Florida (2018)
  • Bruce Broillet, ND ’71, Partner, Greene, Broillet, and Wheeler, Los Angeles, California (2018)
  • Phil Eagan, ND ’70, Viking Global Investors, L.P., New York City, New York (2017)
  • Lupe Eichelberger, ND ’82, Co-Founder Snoozeenie, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2014)
  • Gregory Evans, ND ’89 (Law), McGuire Woods, LLP, Los Angeles, California (2015)
  • Peter S. Gonzales, ND ’16, JD ’19, Associate , The Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago, IL (2020)
  • Bill Koury, ND ’66, Diagnostic Radiologist at Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A., Kansas City, Missouri, (2008)
  • Ignacio Lozano, Jr., ND ’47, Retired Publisher of La Opinion, Newport Beach, California, Board of Trustees Emeritus (2001)
  • Thomas McNeil, President of Mainelli Mechanical Contractors, Omaha, Nebraska (2013)
  • Lisette Nieves, Ed. D., Director of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Full Clinical Professor, New York University, New York City, New York (2018)
  • Joe A. Power, ND ’74, President, Founding Partner and Attorney at Power, Rogers & Smith, Chicago, Illinois (2015)
  • Raul R. Romero, ND ’75 & M.S.C.S.E. ’77, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Strategies, LLC, McLean, Virginia (2001)
  • Mary Trotter, ND '88, Los Alamitos, California
  • Irma Tuder, ND ’84, Retired Owner, Tuder Investments, LLC, Madison, Alabama (2015)
  • Leslie Vergara, ND '19, Project Engineer, Vanir, Riverside, California