Daniel Santos

Daniel  Santos Daniel Santos, Salem, Oregon, is an Associate Dean for Students at Willamette University College of Law. Previously he served four Oregon governors, most recently serving as a Senior Policy Advisor for Governor Ted Kulongoski, working on issues including tribal relations, labor, collective bargaining matters, housing, workforce, Head Start/Oregon Pre-Kindergarten, education, and military services. For Governor John Kitzhaber's first administration, he served as Legal Counsel and Education Policy Coordinator, as well as working on juvenile and adult criminal justice issues. He served Governor Barbara Roberts as Legal Counsel and Chair of the Parole Board. For Governor Neil Goldschmidt, he served as Director of the Commission on Agricultural Labor and Deputy Citizens Representative. Mr. Santos also previously worked for Willamette University College of Law, Marion & Polk County Legal Services, the Oregon Migrant Education Service Center and the Jackson County Migrant Education Program. He is a graduate of Willamette College of Law and Southern Oregon University. In the community, he serves as a founding member of Scholarships for Oregon Latinos, Willamette Academy Advisory Team, and the Leadership Council for Oregon Mentors. Through these efforts he seeks to provide greater educational and leadership opportunities for young people. Born and raised in Brawley, California, in the agricultural Imperial Valley, he worked summers in the fields of the Imperial and San Joaquin Valleys. Mr. Santos is a premier member and has been a strong attendee at OSF productions since 2003. For fun he enjoys the theatre, movies, and for exercise he runs marathons.