Vincent Delgado

Director of the RCAH Program on Sustainability in Costa Rica 



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Master of Public Administration, Western Michigan University
Certificate in Research Administration, Michigan State University
Certificate in Teaching EFL, Cambridge
BA in Communications, University of Michigan
BA in English Literature, University of Michigan



Vincent Delgado is founding director of the MSU/RCAH Program on Sustainability in Costa Rica. Co-founder of the Refugee Development Center, past co-chair of the Power of We Consortium and a former MSU Associate Dean for Civic Engagement, he works in international and immigrant contexts, innovative civic engagement projects and large systems change networks.

Initially a print journalist covering humanitarian issues in Central America, labor in Mexico, and politics and local government in the United States, Delgado is published in major newspapers, travel magazines and academic journals. As Resettlement Director at St. Vincent Catholic Charities, Delgado led resettlement of Afghan families and the Lost Boys of Sudan following 9/11. Fluent in Spanish he has taught English, community college political science and served as a Lansing City Council member.

Areas of interest include nonprofit management; international partnership ecosystems; and civic engagement curriculum development and assessment. He wrote the documentary cookbook A Taste of Freedom: A Culinary Journey with America’s Refugees(2003) and was International Humanitarian of the Year for the American Red Cross Great Lakes Region (2005/2006)


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