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Andrés Acebo – A2A: Alumni to Alumni Speaker

Andrés Acebo – A2A: Alumni to Alumni Speaker



Chief of Staff and Assistant Counsel

New Jersey City University

Alma Mater: Brown University, Rutgers Law School

Andrés Acebo is the proud son of working-class Cuban exiles and a first-generation college graduate turned lawyer. Mr. Acebo is a higher education, non-profit, and civic leader, an accomplished labor and employment attorney, and a counselor and strategic partner to governmental entities and education institutions on all matters of public governance, regulatory compliance, and labor and employment practices.

He currently serves as Interim Chief of Staff and Board Secretary as well as an Assistant University Counsel at New Jersey City University (“NJCU”). NJCU is an HSI and MSI public-anchor institution located in the county he grew up in, which consists of one the most diverse areas in the United States.

Mr. Acebo serves on the board of the Cuban American Alliance for Leadership and Education, the North Hudson Community Action Foundation, and as a Deputy Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”) and Chair of the HNBA’s Special Committee on Cuba.

Mr. Acebo has published several articles concerning the cross-section of race, law, politics, and public policy with the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, The Brown University Policy Review, the Seton Hall Legislative Journal, and the Rutgers Race and the Law Review.