Oscar Sweeten-Lopez
Team Lead, Dell Scholars Program

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Academic counseling
  • Access
  • Achievement gap
  • Admission
  • African American students
  • Applications
  • Asian students
  • College graduation rates
  • College preparation
  • College readiness
  • College savings plans
  • Completion by design
  • Costs
  • Dropout rate
  • Early college
  • Economy and college
  • Finance and funding
  • Financial aid
  • Graduation rate
  • High schools
  • Hispanic students
  • Low-income students
  • Minority students
  • Mobility
  • Poverty
  • Public universities
  • Race and diversity
  • Readiness
  • Remediation
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Urban education
  • Value of college
  • Workforce development

As the Dell Scholars Program leader, Oscar Sweeten-Lopez oversees the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s comprehensive college persistence services to improve the four-year college graduation rates of high-risk, low-income students. Prior to joining the foundation in 2005, Sweeten-Lopez was director of student retention and workforce development for the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement. Other past experience includes work with the Oregon Human Development Corporation and with AmeriCorps. Sweeten-Lopez has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from the University of Oregon and is a leadership fellow at the Institute of Nonprofit Management at Portland State University.