Richard Nuñez-Lawrence is the current President of the LaGuardia Alumni Association. Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence has also served on LaGuardia’s Alumni Association as its Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, Parliamentarian, and Secretary.
Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence is the current President and CEO of the LatinoFoodFestival.com as well as the Managing Principal for Praetorian Solutions – a Public Strategy and Non-Profit Management Consulting firm. In addition, Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence has held key administrative positions in higher education, financial services, and government.
Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence obtained his Associate’s in Arts at LaGuardia Community College in 1997. After LaGuardia, he attained a Bachelor in Arts in English Literature, a Master’s in Arts in Political Science concentrated in Urban Policy and Public Administration, and has Professional Certificates in Non-Profit Management and Grant Writing. He’s currently a doctoral candidate in Education at St. John’s University.
As President of the Association, Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence works to bring his professional experiences to make improvements to alumni as well as building a mentoring bridge between the Alumni Association and the current student body. As Parliamentarian, he worked on upgrading the Association Bylaws and building a stronger connection with current LaGuardia graduates. As Secretary, Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence streamlined the process to create and disseminate Association minutes to the Executive Board and all its members. As Vice President of Fiscal Affairs he worked to add more payment alternatives to alumni members resulting in the Association receiving more revenue for its operation budget.
As President of the LaGuardia Alumni Association, Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence is working with the leadership of the his Executive Board on improving fundraising for the Association, offering programming opportunities offered by the Association for Alumni, and building a mentorship apparatus for LaGuardia’s current student population. Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence plans to continue to grow the Association. With the leadership of the LaGuardia Alumni Association and its members Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence knows these improvements to the Association are possible.