BOARD OF DIRECTORS | BOARD MEMBER
Alberto Olivas joined ASU from Maricopa Community Colleges where he was director of the Center for Civic Participation. At ASU, he is the founding executive director of the newly formed Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service which encourages political engagement among ASU students and the broader community. The Center has a particular focus on communities that are the least represented in politics, a natural fit for the diverse population at ASU.
Previously, Olivas served as Director of the Arizona Governor's Office of Equal Opportunity, was appointed to the board of directors of the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, and was the state’s first Voter Outreach Director in the Office of Arizona Secretary of State Betsey Bayless. He currently serves on the board of directors for Arizona Town Hall, Valley Leadership, Kids Voting Arizona, and the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens.
A native Arizonan, Olivas earned his undergraduate degrees in anthropology and Latin American studies from ASU, where he attended as a Flinn Scholar. He earned his M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University.