Dr. Hernan Bucheli

Dr. Hernan Bucheli


Dr. Hernan Bucheli comes to ELS consulting with more than 25 years of higher education experience holding a variety of executive leadership roles as Provost, Senior Vice President, Vice-Chancellor, and Vice President roles in Strategic Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, Advancement, and Student Affairs.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Latino Education Advancement Foundation a charitable organization supporting charter high schools operated by The Foundation for Hispanic Education and is an Emeritus board member of the Peninsula College Fund in the Silicon Valley.

His vast credentials include achieving extraordinary results in higher education administrative leadership, organizational development, strategic enrollment management, new academic program development, government relations, community relations, new business and partnership development, philanthropy, and building institutional brand awareness grounded in inclusive excellence and serving diverse student populations.

In his role with ELS Diversity and Consulting as a Higher Education Consultant, he aims to provide inclusive consultation that is customized to higher education institutions. His focus includes:

  • Enrollment Management
  • Higher Education Marketing
  • Academic & Student affairs
  • Diversity Search Services
  • Financial Aid Leveraging

Using a holistic approach, he works with clients in a specified area to collect and analyze data, provide feedback on findings, then provide recommendations and assist with implementation. With successful implementation, higher education institutions will be transformed to help achieve their goals.

Dr. Bucheli earned his B.A. in international relations from San Francisco State University, completed his Doctorate in Education with a concentration in communications and organizational leadership, from Northeastern University, earned a certificate in organizational analysis from Stanford University, and completed his Master’s in communication from Barry University.

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Board of Directors, Latino Education Advancement Foundation

Emeritus Board Member, The Peninsula College Fund

VP Enrollment Management & Communications Saint Mary’s College of California

Board of Directors, The Foundation for Hispanic Education

Board of Directors, Notre Dame High School

California Master Plan, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research




Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Apple Computer


Pacific Gas and Electric

General Electric



Higher Education

Saint Mary’s College of California

Las Positas Community College

Santa Clara University

Chapman University

Notre Dame de Namur University

Barry University

Alliant International University

The Peninsula College Fund


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

City of Oakland

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