University President

Vanya’s 100 Day Listening Tour

September 2022

President Vanya Quiñones at the 2022 Student Convocation with new students and Monte Rey the mascot

Vanya, Monte, and incoming freshmen at the 2022 Student Convocation at the Recreation field

Sunday, Sept. 4

“Go Otters! Whoooo! Sorry.”
- Quiñones cheered on the CSUMB men’s soccer team as they played Dominican University at the Otter Sports Complex; then apologized to the visiting team’s family, friends and fans sitting near her in the bleachers.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Taking into account federal, state and county health agency guidance, Quiñones sent a message to prepare the campus community to move to a mask-friendly campus policy.
- CSUMB 'mask-friendly campus' policy starts Sept. 12

Thursday, Sept. 8

“As part of our Founding Vision, Cal State Monterey Bay is committed to reaching out to educate underserved populations. The Women’s Leadership Council is very much aligned with that effort. Through your support of educational opportunities for re-entry students at CSUMB, the WLC has increased the number of students who have the resources to return to college life.”
- Quiñones at the Women’s Leadership Council luncheon honoring Bertie Bialek Elliott and Julie Packard at Embassy Suites in Seaside 

Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Wednesday, Sept. 14

Attended first CSU Board of Trustees meeting 

Friday, Sept. 16

"I am very proud to be a Latina. I'm Puerto Rican, and I'm more proud to be the president of this university which is a Hispanic-Serving Institution.”
- Excerpt of an interview with KSBW Action News 8 during Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Thursday, Sept. 29

President Vanya Quiñones at CSUMB’s CHE (Community Health Engagement) site

President Quiñones heard from Maria Gurrola (left) and Jacqui Smith at CSUMB’s CHE (Community Health Engagement) site in Salinas’ Chinatown. The center services the substantial needs of the county’s homeless population.

President Quiñones at CSUMB’s Major-Career Connections

Quiñones posted this selfie on her new Instagram account @csumbpresident at CSUMB’s Major-Career Connections, Job and Internship Fair.