René Cintrón, born in Hoboken, New Jersey, lived most of his youth in the island of Puerto Rico where
his family is originally from, and graduated in 1994 from Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana.
After attending the University of West Alabama, René moved to New Orleans, LA area where he now
resides with his family.
René earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organization and Management with emphasis in
Leadership from Capella University, 2009. His dissertation, “Board Competencies in an Organizationally
Effective Nonprofit Organization after Hurricane Katrina,” evaluated the organizational effectiveness of
nonprofit boards of directors in the New Orleans areas affected by hurricane Katrina. René completed his
Master in Business Administration degree with emphasis in Management from American Intercontinental
University, 2004. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of West
Alabama, 2000. René also completed the Professional Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
from Duke University, 2004.
Dr. Cintrón is the Assistant Dean of the Business and Technology Division for Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has over 15 years of experience in management and leadership including higher education, training and development, research and implementation, and community and committee expansion. For example, René leads Delgado’s institution-wide planning and research activities under the Quality Enhancement Plan regarding student success and retention. In the past, he has addressed audiences on numerous topics including his keynote in Guatemala on the importance of higher education for economic development and his “Creating Smart and Measurable Goals Seminar” at several southeastern colleges providing students with various tools for success. In 2012 alone, Dr. Cintrón presented at three international conferences on the topic of preparing student for success.
Other positions held Online Faculty with Rasmussen College in Minnesota, Associate Faculty with the University of Phoenix and Axia College, Emergency Management Specialist in the Air Force Reserves, Resource Development Manager with Habitat for Humanity, and Assistant General Manager with Noble Travel Center.
René is an active member of the community and his daughters’ schools. In his spare time, besides spending time with his family, he is the Chairman of the Board of Advisor of his home fraternity chapter and part of the Regional Servicing Team of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity as Province Advisor to the local undergraduate chapters of southeast Louisiana. He has also served as Treasurer and Founder of the Iota Upsilon Alumni Association of the University of West Alabama; Chairman of the Volunteer Relations Committee with Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West; member of the Business Advisory Council of the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Cintrón has a great view of leadership and education. He says, "Leadership and education are of much interest personally and professionally. In order to accomplish the most possible, the proper use of leadership accompanied by excellent decision making, multi-tasking, and time management are exceedingly necessary. This philosophy has allowed for awesome family time,
great career prospects, excellent educational opportunities, and extraordinary service to the community and country." We look to the future and what Dr. Cintrón will do for the Grace King High School Alumni Association.