Dorian Díaz

Dorian Diaz, Technical Assistance Manager, Excelencia in Education

Dorian Díaz

Lead Technical Assistance Manager

Current Position:
Dorian serves as the Lead Technical Assistance Manager as part of the Institutional Capacity team and is responsible for supporting and implementing institutes, webinars, and tools for institutional teams to support their transformational progress to more intentionally serve Latino students. In addition, he coordinates the case management, informational methods, and strategies to assist institutions with improving access, retention, and completion of Latino students by facilitating their progress.

Past Experiences:
Dorian has dedicated 10+ years to education and intends to make that a lifelong commitment. Prior to joining Excelencia he worked in higher education helping students achieve high impact practices outside of the traditional classroom experience. In addition to his higher education work, Dorian has non-profit experience from his time with LNESC, where he focused on educational and leadership opportunities for K-12 Latino students. Dorian also served in the Peace Corps providing community economic development via working with women’s groups on business start-up strategies and teaching English in El Abanico, Costa Rica.

Why are you bringing your talent to Excelencia?
Excelencia’s mission of accelerating Latino student success resonated with me given my desire to ensure Latino, and all student success, is constantly being pushed to the front of the agenda of higher-ed institutions. I remember navigating higher education as a first gen, it was quite daunting, add in the fact that the majority of faculty, staff, and students didn’t look like me, it can make for a difficult and confusing journey. The experience shouldn’t have to be like this, which is why I’m passionate about the cause and believe in The Excelencia Way.

How would you describe working at Excelencia?
Each day is a rewarding experience. Working with like-minded individuals who are passionate about Latino student success and always striving to improve, makes working at Excelencia such a welcoming environment.

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