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Delisle Warden, J.D.


Delisle Warden has worked in higher education for private universities and California community colleges. He served as the Interim Dean for the Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College and subsequently the Interim General Counsel and Chief of Staff for the Peralta Community College District. Delisle is also an attorney, and licensed to practice law in California.


After earning his BA in International Studies from Emory University, Delisle joined the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division where he worked as a paralegal. During his time in the Civil Rights Division, Delisle traveled across the U.S. investigating allegations of racial, religious, and familial status discrimination. After earning his JD at Harvard Law School, Delisle worked at international law firms as a mergers and acquisitions attorney. Delisle later returned to federal government service and worked in the Economic Development Administration as a legal and policy advisor.

Delisle’s appreciation for the transformative power of education arose during his youth in Greater Hartford. During that time, the Connecticut Supreme Court found that racial isolation was endemic to schools in the Hartford metropolitan area. Moreover, the court found that students in Hartford public schools were being denied an education equal to that of their counterparts in suburban school districts due to the racial segregation and the economic disparities between Hartford schools and those in the nearby suburbs. As a student at Emory University, Delisle continued to see how income disparities and racially segregated schools impacted student preparedness for and confidence in classes.  


Delisle also earned an MBA at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a Consortium for Gradate Study Management fellow, and holds the Certified Information Privacy Profession (CIPP/US) certification.

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