Meet Our New Executive Director

Delgado starts his appointment on August 28, 2023.

Estevan Daniel Delgado (he/him) is a seasoned nonprofit, philanthropic, and equity professional based out of Austin, Texas. 

Prior to joining the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) as their Executive Director, Estevan was the inaugural Director for Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin where he worked to strengthen the composition, culture, curriculum, and community engagement of the school, while also serving as an advisor on the Dean’s Leadership Council and the University’s Council of Diversity Officers. 

Previous to his formal DEI work in higher education, Estevan managed the Hispanic Impact Fund, a signature, identity-based fund at Austin Community Foundation. Estevan’s time in philanthropy overlapped with the beginning and the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Estevan collaborated with his colleagues to bring more equitable philanthropic practices and support to Central Texas during this urgent time of need and reflection. For his work championing the Latino community in Central Texas during this time, Estevan was awarded the Habla Con Orgullo, 2021 Latino Leader of the Year, by the Hispanic Advocates Business Leaders of Austin. 

Estevan has a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Estevan is a graduate of Leadership Austin, Essentials Class 41, and was a member of the Hispanics in Philanthropy Líderes Fellowship, Cohort 5, for leaders advancing racial justice. He serves on the board of directors for Austin Sexual Health + Wellness Clinic (ASHwell), the LBJ Presidential Library’s Future Forum, The New Philanthropists, and is a commissioner for the City of Austin appointed to the Community Development Commission. 

Estevan proudly identifies as Latinx, is a first-generation college graduate, and is the son of unionized autoworkers.

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