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Andrés Acebo


Higher Education and Civic Leader

Age: 36

Tittle: Executive Vice President & University Counsel,

Name of Organization:  New Jersey City University

Andrés Acebo is the proud son of working-class Cuban exiles and a first-generation college graduate turned lawyer. Acebo is also a higher education, non-profit, and civic leader; an accomplished labor and employment attorney; and a counselor and strategic partner to governmental entities and education institutions on all matters of public governance, regulatory compliance, and labor and employment practices.

Andrés currently serves as chief of staff and assistant counsel at New Jersey City University (NJCU). NJCU is an HSI and MSI public-anchor institution located in the county he grew up in, which is one the most diverse in the United States. He serves on the board of the Cuban American Alliance for Leadership and Education, the North Hudson Community Action Foundation, and as a deputy regional president for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and chair of the HNBA’s Special Committee on Cuba. 

Andrés has published several articles concerning the cross-section of race, law, politics, and public policy in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, The Brown University Policy Review, the Seton Hall Legislative Journal, and the Rutgers Race and the Law Review.