Dr. Adrián Arroyo serves as the Associate Director, Faculty Affairs within the Office of Faculty Affairs at the University of Arizona. In this role, he implements efforts to facilitate collaboration across the university to strategically advance institutional capacity related to faculty professional development. This includes developing regular reports on faculty, leading new faculty onboarding, research best practices for faculty development, and collaboratively develop programs and support systems for faculty mentoring. Dr. Arroyo is a proud first generation, queer, Latinx scholar and a UArizona Hispanic Serving Institution Fellow. He is a faculty affiliate in Latin American Studies.
Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Arroyo oversaw the implementation of global curriculum integration strategies in the UA Global Office. He also worked to cultivate partnerships across the university and higher education institutions abroad to increase accessible opportunities for international and BIPOC students to graduate school and STEM career pathways. His work ethics have always been oriented towards social justice and equity. Dr. Arroyo has received awards for his leadership and service, including the Global Excellence Award for his exceptional work in internationalizing the university campus, and the Leadership Service Award in recognition of excellent leadership in the name of social justice and LGBTQ+ liberation. Prior to working in higher education, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry managing and developing international projects at Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly and Bristol Myers Squibb.
Dr. Arroyo earned a doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Arizona Center for the Study of Higher Education after completing a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences from La Salle University in Mexico City.