Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., is President of Berkeley College, an accredited college offering Associate and Baccalaureate degree programs in eight locations in New Jersey and New York, as well as Berkeley College Online. Berkeley College was established in 1931. Dr. Cortes is an accomplished author, lecturer, and conference leader. He has held increasingly senior-level positions including President and Executive Director of the American School Foundation, A.C. (ASF), Mexico City. He was Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY; Dean at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Maryland College Park.
He serves on numerous community and non-profit boards including the New Jersey Council of Presidents; the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic, NJ; and Hispanic Education Technology Services. He also serves on the Council of Presidential Advisors for One to World, Alumni Advisory Committee of the University of Virginia, and on the American Council on Education’s President Taskforce. Dr. Cortes has completed post-graduate work at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a Master’s from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor’s from Queens College, CUNY. In 2008, he was named a Klingenstein Fellow at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.