Adlar Garcia


Director of Alumni Relations

Miami Dade College Foundation

Areas of Expertise

  • Alumni Relations
  • Fundraising and Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Volunteer Leadership Development

Executive Biography

Adlar Garcia serves as director of alumni relations at Miami Dade College, a state college with more than 165,000 students and eight campuses located in Miami, Florida. Under his leadership, he is responsible for the alumni relations strategic vision, and implementing the College’s philanthropic and communication strategies.

Prior to joining Miami Dade College, Garcia served in various leadership roles at Columbia University, Northwestern University and the University of Miami where he traveled globally in cultivating alumni networks, increasing brand awareness, engaging volunteers, providing leadership training, and executing diverse alumni programs. His areas of professional expertise include event coordination and management, leadership development, strategic planning, career services, and alumni engagement. Garcia is a former board member of the Alumni Career Services Network.

Garcia has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, a certificate in leadership and management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a certificate as a professional coach from the University of Miami.