Bard College Appoints Vasquez to New Position

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON – Bard College is pleased to announce that Dariel Vasquez ’17 has been appointed Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Initiatives, a newly created position at Bard. In this role at the College, Vasquez will help to usher in a new wave of transformational change and collaboration with other collegiate institutions across the country. While his main focus will remain on leading Brothers@, which facilitates the persistence and graduation of collegiate men of color, he will also expand the College’s reach through partnerships and initiatives to support students with identities historically underrepresented in higher education attain a rigorous liberal arts education. In addition to the work being done at Brothers@, Vasquez will be facilitating a center between Bard College and Howard University. This center will be a collaboration between Bard and Howard working for the advancement and persistence for young men of color, with the focus of supporting and graduating the most marginalized populations in higher education within and beyond Bard College.

From Harlem, New York, Dariel Vasquez was raised by immigrant parents in public housing and became a first-generation college graduate from Bard College’s class of 2017, where he achieved a joint bachelor’s degree in history and sociology with a concentration in Africana-Studies. Vasquez’s passion for his community has led him into program design and facilitation of youth engagement workshops since he was 16 years old. He eventually expanded his programming to Bard where he cofounded Brothers at Bard during his first year. Within the last three years of Brothers@, Vasquez has raised more than six million dollars, expanding the organization to 133 college students, 98 of which participate in the Ambassador program reaching Oakland, California; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; and New York State. Alongside this the high school academic persistence programs across New York state have a roster of 150 students. Through the high school and college initiatives, Brothers@ currently serves nearly 300 students. At Bard College, Dariel Vasquez will become one of the youngest vice presidents in the College’s history.

About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place and Massena properties, Bard’s campus consists of more than 1,200 parklike acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; advanced degrees through 13 graduate programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally.

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