Walter Diaz

Dean of Students
Eastern Connecticut State University

Walter Diaz is the dean of students at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT, Connecticut’s Public Liberal Arts University. Prior to this appointment, he served as director of housing and residential life and director of career services at Eastern. Diaz is currently serving on the board of NASPA Region I as Member-at-Large and on the Region I Latino/a Knowledge Community (LKC) Leadership team. He recently joined the Development and Fundraising Committee for NASPA’s National LKC and is serving as a faculty and committee member for NASPA’s inaugural leadership institute designed for Latin@ student affairs professionals who aspire to attain senior student affairs officers or vice president for student affairs roles. Diaz is also a social entrepreneur. In 2006, he launched Hispanic Recruitment Services which operates a very successful internet site Diaz received a BA in Business Administration from Central Connecticut State University, an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD from Johnson & Wales University in Higher Education Administration.