Raul Cardenas, Jr., PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Raul Cardenas, Jr. was born in El
Paso, TX. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Pepperdine University, his
Masters from Northern Arizona University and his Ph.D. from Arizona State
Dr. Cardenas has focused his career
on ensuring people have an opportunity to access higher education and earn a
degree. Dr. Cardenas helped create and implement two charter high schools
that served predominately high risk students. He also has worked at Arizona State University and Colorado
State University. Most recently, Dr.
Cardenas served at the University of Northern Colorado as the Assistant Vice
President of Student Engagement and Dean of Students. He has over 17 years of administrative roles within a 21+
year career of educational leadership experience.
Dr. Cardenas possesses extensive
experience in university leadership, retention and access related issues, and
has extensive experience in higher education particularly in enrollment
management, marketing, retention and pre-collegiate program development and