Rider and Prospanica sign partnership to support Hispanic professionals


Rider University and Prospanica, an association of Hispanic MBAs and professionals, signed a partnership agreement on Wednesday, October 13 on the Rider campus.

The partnership offers a 20% tuition discount to members participating in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs, as well as eligible immediate family members under the age of 24.

“This partnership reflects our shared commitment to supporting the academic success and career success of our students who identify as Hispanic,” said Rider University President Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D.

New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way spoke at the event, which also included remarks from Prospanica CEO Thomas Savino and National Board Vice Chair Janet Simms ’94, who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rider.

Prospanica has been representing the interests of Hispanic professionals for 30 years. It was founded in 1988 as the National Hispanic MBA Society. The organization hosts annual career and professional development conferences and connects thousands of Hispanics to graduate programs, subject matter experts, businesses, and each other.

“We are extremely pleased to provide, through this partnership, another opportunity for Hispanic professionals to receive a quality education that will allow them to reach their full potential,” says Savino.

The partnership supports the goals and objectives of Rider’s Inclusive Excellence Plan, which includes creating strategic pathways for diverse students to establish career development opportunities.

Rider currently has partnerships with many organizations and businesses including the New Jersey Bankers Association, Princeton Mercer Chamber of Commerce, Bancroft, and other New Jersey organizations. In addition to professional development for employees, these partners enjoy access to custom-designed training programs, educational sessions led by expert teachers, discounted tickets to Rider’s Division I sporting events, internship and recruitment opportunities, and more.

For more information on Rider’s partnership with Prospanica, please visit rider.edu/prospanica.

Earnest L. Veasey