Dr. Tobias Guzmán, UNC
Dr. Tobias Guzmán serves as the Chief Diversity Officer & Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and is responsible for the subdivision of Equity and Inclusion.
Dr. Guzmán oversees all operations associated with the seven cultural and resource centers, and the departments of Campus Recreation, Dining Services (catering, vending and board operations) and Housing & Residential Education.
Dr. Guzmán approaches his work with a focus on building relationships and fostering a culture of care. These central tenets drive a culture of care philosophy where students and their experiences are a top priority. Dr. Guzmán works diligently to provide students with the necessary resources they need to progress along their path to success.
Dr. Guzmán's research dedication focuses on customer service, social justice, equity & inclusion, and preventing student departure. He has created various strategies and initiatives to advance the overall experience for such students. Also, Dr. Guzmán has a particular interest in working with first-generation and historically marginalized populations.
An alumnus of UNC, Tobias returned to his alma mater in 2000 after serving in a various roles at Plymouth State Univeristy and University of Toled. Tobias holds a black belt with 25 years of experience in the traditional Japanese art of karate (Wado-Ryu). As a dedicated member of his community, Tobias has served on numerous University and community committees/boards including Chair of the City of Greeley Human Relations Commission, Board Member of the Greeley Transitional House, presenter and facilitator for Greeley-Evans School District, member of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education, Board Member for United Way of Weld County and Board Member for UC Health Greeley Hospital. Tobias resides in Greeley with his wife and daughter, who are also actively involved in the community.
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