Motivational Speaker


r. Daniel Ibarrondo’s experiences have synergistically centered on his multi-faceted areas of expertise in Online Education, STEM, Grants & Development, and Law & Technology. His academic achievements includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Puerto Rican Studies; Doctorate in Jurisprudence (J.D.) from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law; an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Seton Hall University; and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Technologies from Pepperdine University. He is also a member of the Harvard University – Institute of Education Management Class of 2005.
International Experience

As an undergraduate student at Fordham University, served at the United Nations Social and Economic Development Council where he monitored multinational investments in South Africa during the apartheid regime. He spent half of his senior undergraduate year in Washington, DC monitoring human rights violations in Latin America with the Latin American Human Rights Association (ALDHU) (Asociación Latinoamericana para los Derechos Humanos), and served to represent ALDHU at the Organization of American States (OAS). In 1990, he was awarded Fordham University’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) Distinguished Alumni Award.

Daniel’s global experiences in international relations led him to pursue a Doctorate of Jurisprudence at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law where he was awarded a full tuition scholarship. While studying law, Daniel engaged in the Immigration Law Clinic providing pro bono immigration services in the City of Buffalo and he also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Opinion, the law school’s newspaper. In 1989, upon graduation from law school, Daniel was awarded the law school's faculty Dale S. Margulies Award for Leadership in the Law School and the Community, Legal Methods Award, as well as an American Bar Association Journalism Award. Returning to Harlem, he served as Director of the Community Organization Legal Assistance Project (COLA), where he provided legal assistance to community-based organizations. He served as a Law Associate with the firms of Jeff L. Greenup & Associates, DelValle & Zayas, and Richard R. Zayas & Associates in their respective litigation, corporations, personal injury, labor law, family, and civil practice areas.
Higher Education

With a desire to fully engage in teaching and higher education administration, Daniel accepted the position of Associate Dean of Extension Centers at Mercy College where he was responsible for six extension center partnerships developed between Mercy College and the New York City Board of Education. He subsequently served as Director of Professional Studies at Pratt Institute in New York City, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for International and External Affairs at the University of Puerto Rico, Executive Director of Institutional Development and Sponsored Programs at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and Director of Corporations, Foundations, and Government at Southeastern University located in Florida. He served as an Instructional designer at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. Daniel has taught constitutional law, business law, school law, international relations, government, political science, history, higher education, educational technologies, supervision, evaluation, and research methods courses at Brooklyn College, Mercy College, Dowling College, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, University of Puerto Rico, and Southeastern University. Daniel is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions in the fields of education, law and business.

n 2000, Daniel founded Advancement & Development Associates, Inc., a federal government relations and institutional development firm representing institutions of higher education. As President & CEO, he directly obtained over $100 million in public and private funding for the firm’s college and university clients. He has provided strategic leadership in capital campaign drives, facilities construction, developing curriculum and new academic programs; development of higher education-industry-government partnerships; new college campus development; accreditation, incorporation of educational and administrative technologies, and large-scale strategic planning. 

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