Meet the Team


Fndg. Director of Ctr. for Social Justice & CDO

Daniel Pascoe Aguilar, PhD, MDiv, is passionate about problem solving and collaborating with students, alums, the university community, and community organizations on meaningful partnerships and innovative strategies for the development of a diverse, purpose-driven, interculturally sensitive, and systemic-challenge-ready next generation of leaders. Currently, Daniel is Excelsior University’s CDO & founding director of the Center for Social Justice, where he is co-leading the inception of a JEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) agenda based on a systemic approach to DEI and Social Justice organizational development with the goal of facilitating Excelsior’s becoming a Multicultural Organization through the operationalization of 7 key engagement and impact strategies mapped through a maturity model.

Right before this role, Daniel served as associate provost for immersive learning and career design at Drew University in the New York City larger metropolitan area, where he led Launch, a comprehensive, equitable approach to undergraduate education designed to facilitate all Drew University students’ identification of their purpose, their preparation for their careers, and their contribution to their communities and/or the world. Prior to his tenure at Drew, Daniel served as executive director of Career Services at Ithaca College, director of the University of Oregon Career Center, director of Career Services at Seattle University, director of alum career services and associate director of employer relations at the University of North Texas, senior associate director and chair of career courses at Indiana University, director of the crisis center for homeless families of the SF County, and minister in diverse religious organizations in México and the US.

Daniel has completed 3 graduate degrees in the US: a PhD in Educational Systems from IU, a Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary, and an MS in Education from IU, as well as a BA in Industrial Design from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in México. For the last 12 years, he has offered consulting, speaking and training services to universities, their career centers, and community organizations on the preparation of the next generation of leaders and the enhancement of the diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice of our work. He has also been a song writer, a classical pop and oratorio/opera singer, and a recording artist throughout his life, including the publication of 10 albums.

In 2014, Daniel received the UO Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award and, in 2016, the UO Student Employment Enhancement program he founded and led earned the One Oregon Award. Throughout the last few years, he has had the opportunity to serve as chair of the Capital Region JEDI Leadership Consortium and the UO Division of Student Life Multicultural Organization Development initiative, as co-chair of the global Future Talent Council DEI Think Tank and the DU Committee on Reimagining Undergraduate Education, as faculty of the Career Services Institute, and as founder and chair of the IC Experiential Learning Alliance, the UO and IC Student Employment Enhancement initiatives, the UOAdvantage Design Team, and the UO International Student Career Alliance. He is also a current member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, a mentor of the AAC&U College to Career Institute, and a recent member of the NACE Strategic Positioning Taskforce.