Vincent Vigil '02 Name Alumni Association Board Chair

April 20, 2021

Vincent Vigil (CSU, Fullerton) Vincent Vigil ’02 has been named the new Chair of the Whittier College Alumni Association Board. Vigil has been an active alumnus and dedicated member of the Board since 2017. 

Vigil is the associate vice president (AVP) of Wellness and Care and Dean of Students at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Promoted to AVP in 2019, Vigil has overseen various departments at CSUF including counseling and psychological services, disability support services, the health center, and Title IX. He now leads the areas of housing and residential life as well as student life and leadership.
Vigil previously served as interim director for CSUF’s Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers, which includes the five identity-based centers: African American Resource Center, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, Chicana & Chicano Resource Center, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Resource Center, and Titan Dreamers Resource Center. Prior to that role, he worked as the director for student life and leadership at CSUF. 
Before beginning his tenure at CSUF, Vigil served as director for campus organizations at the University of California, Irvine as well as the inaugural director for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at USC. Under his leadership at USC, the LGBT Resource Center was named among the Top 20 Best of the Best LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities, received a “five-star rating” from the Campus Climate Index, and an Achievement Award from the Los Angeles City Pride Heritage Month Celebration.
Vigil also has taught several courses in educational counseling and education for the master's and doctoral programs at USC, and the master's of higher education program at CSUF. He is a first-generation college student from Pico Rivera, CA. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Whittier College and his master’s degree in postsecondary administration and student affairs from the USC Rossier School of Education. In 2007, Vigil graduated with his doctorate degree in higher education administration from USC.