Hiram Marquez was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language with a minor in Translations from the University of Northern Iowa. During his undergrad experience, he was a student-athlete where he continued his passion for running on the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. He is currently in the process of earning his Masters in Postsecondary Education Student Affairs from the University of Iowa. During his time in higher education, he has had the opportunity to work within admissions, student success and retention, orientation, and student-athlete development at 4-year institutions, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at the community college. Hiram is excited for the opportunity to support students with moving mountains on their educational journey at Arapahoe Community College.
Territory or population Hiram works with
Denver Public Schools, Littleton Public Schools, & Jefferson County School District
What town do you call home?
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Have you ever taken a class or received a degree from a community college?
No. I personally have not taken a class at a community college, but have worked to support students of color and various identities at a community college to help them find a sense of belonging during their academics. The education that can be accessed at community colleges is invaluable for the affordable cost and experience that can be provided for the local population.
A little something about Hiram
I love to run, go camping, and attend concerts.
If you could travel anywhere – where would you go and who would you take with you?
I love Barcelona so I would go there and take all my friends with me.
Favorite dish or type of food to eat
Quote or Advice for Community College Students
Utilize your resources! At ACC we have various opportunities and campus resources to help you be successful in your academics.