Founding Director of the Center for Social Justice and Chief Diversity Officer

Founding Director of the Center for Social Justice and Chief Diversity Officer, Daniel Pascoe Aguilar | Excelsior University

Daniel Pascoe Aguilar


  • Bachillerato en Física & Matemáticas, Escuela Moderna Americana, México City
  • Certificate in the Teaching of English (ESL), Instituto Anglo-Mexicano de Cultura, México City
  • Bachelor of Arts, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México City Licenciatura: Diseño Industrial
  • Master of Divinity, Palmer Theological Seminary
  • Master of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington

About Daniel Pascoe Aguilar

Daniel Pascoe Aguilar joined Excelsior in December 2021 as the founding director of Excelsior’s Center for Social Justice and chief diversity officer. Pascoe Aguilar brings a holistic view of social justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion to this role and is committed to developing the next generation of leaders. He has extensive experience as a leader in higher education, and has served on think tanks and strategy groups like the Future Talent Council. His collaborative approach to both the student and employee will be important to the work of DEI and social justice at Excelsior.

Prior to joining Excelsior, Pascoe Aguilar was associate provost for Immersive Learning and Career Design at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He has also worked as director of career centers or career services at Ithaca College, the University of Oregon, Seattle University, University of North Texas, and Indiana University. He has also worked with youth and youth ministry.

Pascoe Aguilar has more than 30 years of leading and managing a diversity of higher-education, social service, and religious organization professional teams and programs, and more than 20 years of progressive performance in student development systemic leadership, proactive collaborations, tactical administration, strategic planning and assessment, technology innovation, and theory/data/practice-informed management and supervision of key areas and departments in state research and private universities of the United States

He is member and co-chair of many organizations, including NACE’s Strategic Positioning of Career Services Taskforce, Global Future Talent Council, Launch Center for Immersive Learning & Career Design Space Committee, and more, and is founder of Launch Integrated Platform (Launchpad) Design Team at Drew University (DU) Committee on Reimagining Undergraduate Experience (CRUE). He is a member and presenter of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the National Career Development Association, and the National Association of Colleges and Employers, among other organizations. Pascoe Aguilar has also been published in many publications.