Introducing Kelvin Alfaro, Director of Campus Compact for Wisconsin

May 20, 2019

Campus Compact is excited to welcome Kelvin F. Alfaro as the new director of Campus Compact for Wisconsin! As director of Campus Compact for Wisconsin, Alfaro will be a leader in campus engagement efforts across the state, serving as the point person for member institutions, facilitating place-based network gatherings, providing institution-specific technical assistance, and connecting the work taking place in Wisconsin to national efforts and opportunities.

Alfaro will be based at Campus Compact for Wisconsin’s office at Cardinal Stritch University. His first day will be Monday, May 20, 2019. Starting Monday, he can be reached at kalfaro {at} compact(.)org or (608) 839-7331.

Alfaro comes to the role with a wealth of experience in grantmaking, philanthropy, strategic planning, and nonprofit management. Throughout his career, he has focused on building capacity in communities, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions with the goal of creating a more equitable society.

For the past decade, he served as director of programs and evaluation at the Central Valley Community Foundation in Fresno, California. In this capacity, he worked to bring outside funding into Central Valley communities to build capacity for community partners. He also worked to design collective impact strategies focused on the high school to college pipeline and youth development. His work led to increased capacity for local educational institutions and nonprofits through the cultivation of their strengths, the development of assessment tools, and the creation of systems and infrastructure with a focus on transparency.

Alfaro has also worked as a consultant and coach with the Humanics Certificate Program at California State University, Fresno. The Humanics Program trains students to become leaders through classroom and project-based community service projects with regional nonprofits. In this role, Alfaro partnered with faculty to review and improve the curriculum via evidence-informed best-practices for student outcomes and nonprofit impact. Additionally, Alfaro mentored Humanics students to guide their work with nonprofits.

In 2014, Alfaro launched a consulting firm to help nonprofits and educational institutions build their organizational and leadership capacity by focusing on board and staff leadership development, systems and infrastructure, and evaluation and assessment.

Alfaro holds an MBA from the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno, a certificate in nonprofit management from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology from California State University, Fresno.

Originally from El Salvador, Alfaro immigrated to Central California as a child. Professionally, Alfaro uses his bilingual, bicultural, and rural insights to connect with a spectrum of organizations and populations.

Please join us in welcoming Kelvin to Campus Compact!