Deputy Diversity Officer
Phone: (408) 924-1162
Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas works under the direction of the chief diversity officer. She leads the university's efforts in community and campus partnerships in intergroup dialogue program development with the technology sector of Silicon Valley and SJSU students, faculty and staff. She also supports and implements initiatives from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, working closely with administrators and campus stakeholders.
Perdomo-Arciniegas has worked at SJSU for 16 years, most recently serving as director for campus and community relations since 2012. She has spearheaded campus-wide events such as the Advancing Latinx Success (ALAS) Conference, College Day Family and Community Conference, Es El Momento Fair and other CSU initiatives.
Perdomo-Arciniegas has received numerous awards and formal recognitions from the California State Assembly, the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, the Latino Leadership Alliance Program and the APALI Civic Leadership Program. In 2015, she received the Arthur Dunklin Diversity Champion Award, given in recognition for her extensive work supporting diversity and inclusive excellence at SJSU and the community.
She has served on several internal and external committees, including the President’s Commission on Diversity, Economic Crisis Resource Team, CommUniverCity Board of Directors, Job and Educational Development Initiative and more. She has also served on community boards such as the Latina Coalition Silicon Valley Board and Sabor del Valle Board.
She earned a bachelor's in mathematics (statistics) and a master's in public administration from SJSU and studied law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia. She has completed specialized management training in leading transformation and change through the Management Development Program (MDP) at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, certified by the Intergroup Dialogue Institute at Cornell University, participated in the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Community Civic Leadership program and is a graduate fellow of the Latino Board Leadership Academy, organized through the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.