Manuel Del Real

Degree: Ph.D.

Executive Director of HSI Initiatives and Inclusion

Department: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Manuel Del Real


Bilingual - Spanish Diversity/Equity Education Latino Issues Social Justice


  • HSI/Minority Serving Institutions
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Greek-Letter Organizations
  • Civic Engagement
  • Title V Grants
  • National Science Foundation Grants
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Curriculum


Manuel Del Real, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives and Inclusion at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include HSI/Minority Serving Institutions, diversity, equity & inclusion, Greek-letter organizations, civic engagement, Title V grants, and National Science Foundation grants. His professional focus is centered around culturally responsive pedagogy and curriculum.

Del Real is the assistant vice president of membership for The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators. He is also the co-founder of the Colorado HSI Consortium and is the current president of the Colorado Coalition for the Educational Advancement of Latinxs. He has presented at a panel at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) conference and facilitated the 2021 Sigma Lambda Betas International Fraternity Inc.’s Virtual Leadership Institute.

Before joining MSU Denver, Del Real was an adjunct faculty member in Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University.

Del Real earned his Doctorate in Education with a focus on higher education and social justice from Iowa State University, Master of Arts in higher education with a focus on diversity in organizations and Bachelor of Arts in French, Psychology, and Spanish from the University of Denver.

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