As part of Miami Law's mission to attract the most talented people – students, faculty and staff alike – the school's Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment has made two significant hires.
They are Daniel Diaz and Rurik del Rosario, each of whom carries the title Assistant Director. Diaz, who has four years of experience in law admissions elsewhere, joined the staff last month. Del Rosario, who is known as Rick and has more than a decade of experience in admissions and student services at the University of Miami, came on board more recently.
"Daniel and Rick have exceptional experience and expertise," said Therese Lambert, Director of Student Recruitment. "They will no doubt add immeasurably to the admissions and student recruitment team. Please welcome Daniel and Rick to Miami Law."
Before coming to Miami, Diaz was assistant director of admissions at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, for two years. Prior to that, he was an admissions officer at FSU's College of Law, also for two years. Diaz earned a B.S. degree in political science from FSU.
Del Rosario joined UM's North South Center in 1999 as a special assistant. From there he moved to the Honors Program, followed by a position in the Graduate Studies Office in the School of Communication. His most recent appointment was as Manager of Admissions and Student Services at the Miller School of Medicine's Department of Physical Therapy. Del Rosario's degree was a B.S. in communication, cum laude, from UM.
Lambert said that, along with her, Diaz and del Rosario will be "traveling throughout the country representing Miami Law at law forums and fairs, speaking with pre-law advisors and pre-law student organizations." She said they will assist with on-campus events, meet with prospective students, oversee the Student Ambassadors Program, help find housing for entering students, and assist with social media outreach and other recruiting efforts throughout the year.
"There is no downtime for Admissions and Student Recruitment," Lambert said, "because as we continue to work on nurturing the admit pool, we are gearing up for the next year's cycle."
Daniel Diaz, left, and Rurik del Rosario, right. (Photo: Miami Law)