Brian Guerrero, Ed.D., has joined Metropolitan State University of Denver as interim associate vice president for Classroom to Career Initiatives.
Guerrero was most recently chief of staff in the Office of the Provost at Ohio State University. Before his service to Academic Affairs, student career engagement was his professional home for over 20 years. Specifically, he was assistant dean for OSU’s Center for Career and Professional Success. He also served as senior associate director of the career center at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as associate director of industry relations at the UCLA career center.
Outside of his roles within the University of California system, Guerrero worked in various career-services offices at New York University (the New York City and Abu Dhabi campuses). Last year, he served as president of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. In this capacity, he led the board of directors and the volunteer workforce for an organization that serves more than 16,000 members. He was named NACE’s Mentor of the Year in 2015 and earned a NACE Innovation Excellence Award in Global Initiatives in 2010.
“I am delighted to join the MSU Denver community and look forward to supporting the needs of all students as they think about their bright futures,” Guerrero said. “I know many come to our campus because of our deep relationships with industry, community partners and alumni — many of whom mentor and provide top opportunities to Roadrunners. My initial focus will be to collaborate with the C2 team, campus colleagues and leadership across campus to champion strategies that increase student career engagement.”
Guerrero earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, a master’s in Higher Education Administration from NYU and an undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Guerrero’s experience to join the University during this time when the C2 Hub’s work is so critical,” said Will Simpkins, Ed.D., vice president for Student Affairs. “We also send Adrienne Martinez, associate vice president for Classroom to Career Initiatives, our warmest wishes and look forward to her return to MSU Denver later this fall.”