Curtis L. Esquibel

Latino Leadership Institute at the University of Denver

Master of Public Administration, (2016 Candidate), University of Colorado Denver

Bachelor of Science, with Honors, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado Boulder

Curtis oversees recruitment, communications, and development for the LLI, a role that highlights his expertise in program development, relationship management, grantwriting and editing, and community outreach. Prior to the institute, Curtis led Denver’s first collective impact initiative focused on college success at the Denver College Attainment Network.

Curtis also held leadership roles on the program and development teams at the Denver Scholarship Foundation, where he worked for eight-plus years. Curtis’ career in education started as a college counselor and advisor on the Jemez Pueblo (NM) reservation and in Denver Public Schools.

In the community, Curtis has served on multiple task forces, committees, and non-profit boards that emphasize educational equity and postsecondary attainment. He is a current board member for College Track Colorado and a steering committee member of the Colorado Coalition for the Educational Advancement of Latinos. He also sits on the Adams 12 District Accountability Committee.

Early in his career, Curtis, a third generation Coloradan, was a journalist in Colorado and the San Francisco Bay Area. He and his wife, Rosemary, a registered nurse, have two active children — Samuel and Adilene.

For more information on the LLI Fellowship and to apply, click here.