Edgard Garcia ’92
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
Meet Edgard in this video!
Edgard’s involvement with L&C alumni runs deep. He’s volunteered for Black and Orange Parties, Alumni Weekends, class reunions, Homecoming, and more. He is also a member of the Alumni of Color Advisory Group and participated in three L&C Alumni Hood to Coast teams as both a driver and a runner. In the fall of 2018, Edgard joined the Board of Alumni.
Edgard Garcia is a native of Nicaragua. In 1985 he moved to the Bay Area and attended high school in San Francisco. At 17, Edgard was emancipated and worked hard to complete his high school career, graduating as one of the top students in his class.
In 1988 Edgard joined the Lewis & Clark community as a first-year student. In 1992, he co-chaired the committee for the Chairman’s Challenge (Beat Bob Challenge), the initial fundraising campaign to support the remodel of Watzek Library. Thus began Edgard’s long-term commitment to his alma mater.
For the last 20+ years, Edgard has been a very active volunteer with the L&C community. He has assisted the admissions office with prospective students; the Career Center with graduating students; and the Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement office with activities for current students. His involvement with the alumni office runs deep, having volunteered for Black & Orange Parties, Alumni Weekends, class reunions (most recently as member of the organizing committee for his 25th reunion), Homecoming Weekends, and as member of the Alumni of Color Advisory Group, and more. For the last 3 years, Edgard has been a member of the L&C Alumni Hood-to-Coast Team as a driver and a runner. In the fall of 2018, Edgard joined the Board of Alumni.
Edgard lives in Lake Oswego with his son, Evan Antonio, a future Pioneer. He drives an orange car and his license plate reads: Go Pios!