Crystal Madaule has over 15 years of experience in higher education administration. She is currently the Director of Financial Aid at Vanguard University, a private, non-profit, Hispanic Serving Institution in Costa Mesa. Prior to Vanguard University, she worked in the Financial Aid Office at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She believes in making data driven decisions to ensure that every student is supported from matriculation to graduation, and that a comprehensive financial literacy program should be a required component of every student’s curriculum.
She brings extensive knowledge of federal and state financial aid policy and enrollment management strategy to the Board, as well as a background in public speaking, student advocacy and community outreach.
She is a member of the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA), where she served on the CASFAA Graduate and Professional Issues Committee, and she is a Cash for College Program Volunteer.