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Dr. Juan R. Guardia
Don Varadero
Spring 2005


Dr. Juan R. Guardia has been in the field of student affairs for over 14 years in various administrative roles. He has worked at a variety of institutions, including Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Florida State University, and George Mason University. Juan has also served as adjunct faculty in the higher education programs at Loyola University Chicago and Florida State University.

Since 2002, Juan has been actively involved in various leadership roles with ACPA, including Next Generation Conference Co-Chair, Preconvention Programs Chair, and Latina/o Network Co-Chair. He received several association honors and awards including the Diamond Honoree Class of 2016, Latina/o Network Dr. John Hernandez Leadership Award, Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional, and Outstanding Contribution to the Standing Committee for Multicultural Affairs.

Dr. Guardia has also held leadership roles in other national associations, including NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, serves as a lead facilitator for LeaderShape, and as Chair of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, a national coalition of 17 Latino/a fraternities and sororities in the United States. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for his fraternity, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Guardia earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership-Higher Education Administration and a graduate certificate in community college teaching from Iowa State University, a master’s degree in Higher Education and a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Florida State University, and an associate in arts degree from Miami-Dade College.

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