Estevan Delgado was named executive director of the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) in August 2023. He is a seasoned nonprofit, philanthropic, and equity professional based out of Austin, Texas. The national office of PPIA, a not-for-profit that offers a variety of programs to increase diversity in public service, is hosted at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Prior to joining PPIA, Delgado was the inaugural director for Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked to strengthen the composition, culture, curriculum, and community engagement of the school. He also served as an advisor on the Dean’s Leadership Council and the University’s Council of Diversity Officers.
Previous to his formal DEI work in higher education, Delgado managed the Hispanic Impact Fund at Austin Community Foundation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Delgado worked to bring more equitable philanthropic practices and support to Central Texas. In recognition of his efforts, he was awarded the Habla Con Orgullo, 2021 Latino Leader of the Year, by the Hispanic Advocates Business Leaders of Austin.
Delgado earned his bachelor's degree from Rice University in Houston, and his Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.