Published: Dec. 12, 2018
Fernando Guzman

The University of Colorado Law School welcomed Fernando Guzman III as the school’s assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. In this role, Guzman will work closely with senior staff and key partners on and off campus to advance diversity and inclusion efforts for Colorado Law students, faculty, and staff.

“I am thrilled that Fernando is bringing his extensive experience and deep understanding of issues of representation, identity, and community collaboration to Colorado Law,” said Dean Jim Anaya. “He will be instrumental in helping the law school reach its strategic goal of ensuring that a Colorado Law education is financially accessible for and inclusive of qualified students from the full spectrum of economic, social, and cultural backgrounds. Through this important work, we intend to make equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence a core value of our law school as an institution and therefore of importance to all who are a part of this institution.”

Guzman most recently served as director of diverse faculty and staff recruitment and retention at the University of Rhode Island. He has served in leadership roles focused on diversity, inclusion, and recruitment at the Colorado School of Mines, University of Denver, and Vermont’s Champlain University. He holds a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver; a master’s degree in counseling from California State University, Sacramento; and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University.

Guzman will collaborate with Dean Anaya to articulate, initiate, guide, and foster diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence throughout the law school. He will work closely with the Office of Admissions, Career Development Office, faculty, administration, students, and alumni to create and implement policies, practices, and programs to attract, retain, and promote a diverse law school body.

He can be reached at (303) 492-4332 or

Learn more about Colorado Law’s efforts to further inclusiveness and diversity.