Francisco Pardo joined NACUA as Assistant Director of Legal Resources in July of 2017. As Assistant Director, he is primarily responsible for managing the development and implementation of the NACUA Annual Conference. In addition, he develops and implements selected NACUA continuing legal education programming, including CLE workshops and webinars, and assists in collaborative programming efforts between NACUA and other higher education associations and on external outreach to governmental agencies regarding issues of interest to NACUA members.
Prior to joining NACUA, he was Associate Director in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Columbia University where he investigated discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct complaints made against faculty and staff, worked to ensure disability access, and promoted diversity and inclusion throughout the institution. Prior to Columbia, he served as the Complaints & Investigations Analyst for the New York City Campaign Finance Board, where he investigated local political campaigns for City Council and citywide offices to ensure compliance with New York City’s landmark publicly funded campaign finance system.
Francisco also has experience serving on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations, including the National Youth Leadership Council and Equal Justice Works. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The George Washington University in 2009 after enjoying a year abroad at the University of Oxford studying politics, law, and history. He earned a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 2012.