Higher Education Funding
Dr. Daniel Ibarrondo has successfully obtained over $100 million in external funding and resources for the institutions of higher education he has been associated with, non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, and community organizations. These include funding from private and public corporations and foundations.
Among others, Daniel has obtained funding for the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Atlantic College, InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Campus, Caribbean University, and Southeastern University.
"Daniel has consistently demonstrated the utmost professional services in generating high volume revenues and grants for educational institutions and not-for-profit clients. He is committed to facilitating positive change and creative growth to the venue of higher education. A person of unwavering integrity."
Richard R. Zayas, Esq.
Business Attorney, Consultant, Executive Coach, Speaker, Thought Leader
External Funding Obtained (Sample)
Obtained a $10 million corporate donation to close out a capital campaign drive. This was the largest single gift the university had received. (2009) (SEU)
Designed and drafted a strategic five-year plan to reengineer the institution from a primarily associate and certificate program awarding institution to a major college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in graphic arts, design, and technology. Successfully obtained $4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support this effort. (2005) (AC)
Developed client short and long-range strategic five-year plans for the effective integration of computing and educational technologies into the instructional programs to achieve institutional learning goals, mission, and vision. This included planning for the acquisition of new computing, research, and educational technologies. Successfully obtained over $6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support these efforts. (2005) (PUPR)
Provided leadership for clients’ academic and curriculum development process related to appropriate integration strategies and technologies to support five-year institutional goals and student achievement. Successfully obtained over $4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support these efforts. (2005) (PUPR)
Provided leadership and strategic five-year vision to clients towards integrating technology in the teaching-learning process and educational support services such as library, multimedia, and computer labs. Successfully obtained over $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support these efforts. (2002) (CU)
Construction of an Administration and Student Services Building: Designed and drafted a U.S. Department of Education grant and successfully obtained $2 million in five-year funding for the construction of a technologically “smart” building to house the President’s office, executive council, all administrative student support services; and the creation of a technology-based Teaching-Learning Center for faculty and students. (2000) (CU)
University Endowment Fund: Conceived and drafted a U.S. Department of Education proposal to establish an endowment fund and successfully obtained $200,000 ($40,000 per year over five years) to provide scholarships to economically disadvantaged students. (2000) (CU)
Development of New Academic Programs: Designed and drafted a U.S. Department of Education proposal and successfully obtained over $2 million in five-year funding for the development of new undergraduate and graduate programs in graphics arts, design, and technology. (2000) (AC)
Designed and drafted an “Application of Information Technology to Enhance Core Competencies” project for the development of learning communities. The project merged technology with the designing of learning community modalities for use in non-traditional classroom settings and distance learning courses. Successfully obtained $1.5 million in five-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education. (2000) (IAUPR)
Designed and drafted an “Renovation of the Library and Technology Initiatives” project and successfully obtained over $2 million in five-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the construction/renovation of library facilities in a newly purchased campus, and development of a Technological Research and Educational Service Center for faculty and students. (2000) (UPRM)
Graduate Research Programs in Marine Biology: Obtained a 127 ft. research vessel (R/V Chapman) as a donation from NOAA, valued at over $4 million, to conduct marine science research in the high seas. (2000) (UPRM)
University-University Initiatives in Agriculture: Conceived and drafted a U.S. Department of Education proposal and successfully obtained $100,000 in funding to develop faculty and student exchanges and research in agricultural fields between the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus and Rutgers University of New Jersey. (1999) (UPRM)
In 2000, Daniel became the founder and CEO of Advancement & Development Associates, Inc., a federal government relations and institutional development firm representing private institutions of higher education. As President & CEO, he directly obtained over $100 million in public and private funding from the federal government, corporations, and foundations for the firm’s college and university clients. He has provided strategic leadership in:
- Capital campaign drives
- Facilities construction
- Curriculum development
- New academic programs
- Development of higher education-industry-government partnerships
- New college branch campus growth
- Led Accreditation and Re-accreditation
- Incorporation of educational and administrative technologies
- Large-scale strategic planning
He has received numerous awards, recognitions and honors for the funding he has obtained and was featured on CBS - Dallas.