Board Director, HISPA
Vice President of Administrative Services, San Jose City College
Jorge Escobar currently serves a Vice President of Administrative Services at San José City College (www.SJCC.edu). Before SJCC, he served as Vice President of Campus Operations and as Executive Director of Operations at Laureate International Universities (LIU), at the National Hispanic University (NHU) in San Jose, CA, and St. Augustine Universities, respectively. At different times during his trajectory, he was responsible for multiple teams at the campus and functional experts in areas of Bursar, Financial Aid, Operations, AP, Facilities, Real Estate, Risk Management, and Information Technology.
Prior to joining LIU, Jorge worked for Princeton University, where he served as senior associate director of planning and operations for the Office of Development creating a resource request to launch the Aspire capital campaign. Throughout his career, Jorge, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, has applied his broad expertise in operations and technology at large institutions worldwide. Jorge is advisor to the International Commission of Science and Technology in the Dominican Republic and works with SENACYT (Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación) evaluating research and development projects funded by the Panama government and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Jorge, a native of Ecuador has received numerous awards and commendations including a Special Recognition Award from Princeton University (2011), the Donald Griffin ’23 Management Award, Princeton University (2010), and the Special Achievement Award, Merrill Lynch (1997).
Jorge led the National Hispanic Employee Network at Merrill Lynch and volunteered for AARP, Habitat for Humanity, and other community-focused organizations. In addition, Jorge spearheaded Latino Princetonians, an employee resource group at Princeton University. Finally, he is a board member for HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Student’s Performance Achievement) a non-profit organization providing role models to students in middle schools, and is a board member at the José Valdés Math Foundation in California. Jorge is committed to social change and social justice through education.