Vincent Garcia joins Point Foundation as the Scholar & Alumni Program Director. With over 18 years experience in recruitment and college advising, he possesses expertise in selective undergraduate admissions and diversity recruitment. Prior to joining Point, Vincent was Associate Director of Admission at California Lutheran University, where he led the Multi-Cultural Recruitment Team and developed freshman recruitment travel strategies.
In his first year, Vincent saw Cal Lutheran's multi-cultural applications increase by an average of 30%. He was involved with both campus events planning and communication teams, while hosting events for organizations including Young Black Scholars, College Summit, and Upward Bound. With a strong knowledge of college admissions, he served as Director of College Counseling at a local, independent school in Los Angeles. Prior to his tenure in college advising, he managed the National Merit Scholars program at Pomona College.
At his alma mater, Occidental College, Vincent evaluated international student applications. Vincent demonstrates a strong commitment to both access and equity in higher education, while committing himself to numerous charitable organizations including the National AIDS Training program, The California AIDS Ride, and to the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women to fight women’s cancers in Los Angeles.