Honoring the Life of Enrique “Rick” Dovalina

HACR commemorates former board member and LULAC president following his passing
May 7, 2021 11:45 AM ET
Press Release

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2021 /3BL Media/– The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) sent condolences today in response to the passing of Enrique “Rick” Dovalina, a former HACR board member and 46th national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Dovalina sat on the HACR board of directors from 1998-2002, during which he also served as LULAC’s national president. During his tenure on HACR’s board, he served as chair of the governance committee. Dovalina was a Houston-based attorney and civil rights advocate.

Statement from Cid Wilson, president and CEO of HACR

“The passing of Rick Dovalina is a tremendous loss to the community. He was a trailblazer who spent decades working to improve the lives of Hispanics in the United States. We are proud to have had him serve our coalition as a board member during his presidency at LULAC. My heart goes out to the team at LULAC and Rick’s family for their loss.”

Statement from Ramiro Cavazos, HACR board chairman and president and CEO of United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

“Mr. Dovalina was a good man and an accomplished champion for Latinos. His achievements are a testament to his unwavering work ethic and dedication to civil rights. It is incredibly sad that we lost a defender of justice and equality so soon. My thoughts are with his family and all those he touched at this time.”

Statement from Ronald Blackburn-Moreno, HACR board treasurer and president of ASPIRA

“I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Rick Dovalina, a wonderful friend and colleague in the struggle for civil rights for all Latinos. Rick was a strong leader and untiring advocate for the Latino community. We shared several years on the HACR board, and on many other fronts. I am sorry to hear one of our own is gone way too soon. My condolences to his family and to the LULAC familia. Que descanse en paz!”

Statement from Ignacio Salazar, HACR board governance committee chair and president and CEO of SER Jobs for Progress

“I am saddened that one of our true warriors and champions for civil rights has passed. All who knew Rick knew that he fought so many battles to make sure future generations have a seat at the table and are treated with dignity and respect. As the former president of LULAC, he advocated and fought tirelessly for the rights of so many. He led with distinction and fought with resolve. Organizations like HACR and SER Jobs for Progress benefited from his expertise and commitment through his participation as a board member. All of us are better today because of him. My deepest condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.”