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Daniel E. Ruarte, Ed.D

VP of Academic Affairs

Dr. Daniel E. Ruarte is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Life Pacific University. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Southern California (USC). The focus of his doctoral dissertation was to help educational leaders “Rethink Hispanic Attrition” by understanding the value of research based and proven retention models and strategies that could help Latino students succeed in higher education. Dr. Ruarte has taught at Indiana Wesleyan University, Azusa Pacific University and Facultad de Teología Internacional and has twelve years of pastoral ministry.


B.min., Facultad de Teología Internacional, 2009; M.A., Azusa Pacific University, 2013; M.A., Life Pacific University, 2015; Ed.D., University of Southern California, 2018

Fun Facts

Daniel’s favorite show is “Everybody Loves Raymond” and best movie of all times “Nacho Libre”. He believes both try to show, in a funny and decent way, the deeper things we struggle with, plus you can’t stop laughing.