Amanda Quintero

California State University Channel Islands
Associate Vice Provost For Student Success & Community Engagement

Quintero earned a bachelor’s in global studies at CSU Monterey Bay, where she launched her work in student government. While working at the Office of the Chancellor, she earned a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Cal State Long Beach. When she joined CSU Channel Islands in 2004, Quintero was ready to leverage both her professional expertise and her personal experiences to create a bridge between the community and the university. Under her leadership, Channel Islands was recognized in 2010 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). She has secured more than $26 million in federal grants to the campus, funding that has led to programs like University Culture, which fosters a university-going culture in the local community.