Annette M. Metten, MA

Director of Student Success
Student Success Coordinator – Psychology

Annette serves as the Director of Student Success for the Professional Studies program.  Additionally, she is the academic advisor for the Professional Studies Psychology students.  Annette graduated with high honors from Chapman University with her BA in psychology. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Education from Vanguard University.  Annette may be contacted at or 714.668.6111.


Nancy Harris

Student Services Coordinator – Early Childhood Education 
Nancy Harris
Nancy serves as the Early Childhood Education Student Success Coordinator for the School for Graduate and Professional Studies. Prior to being a Student Success Coordinator, Nancy was the Administrative Assistant to the School for Graduate and Professional studies for 3 years. Nancy is a graduate of the Professional Studies Psychology program and will be happy to use her first-hand knowledge to help answer your questions. She may be contacted at or 714.668.6108.

Tiffany Hervey, MA.Ed

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Tiffany serves as an academic advisor for our Professional Studies Business degree students. She also interviews and advises visiting students in Professional Studies through the Student at Large program.  Tiffany earned a BA in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton. She also holds a Master of Arts in Education with a Counseling option from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In addition to her  experience in higher education, Tiffany brings to the team thirteen years of experience in the field of Human Resources Management. Tiffany may be contacted at or 714.668.6114.


Terri Quinones

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Terri brings her passion to come along side and guide those who’ve made a decision to commit themselves to start and finish their educational degree. Terri intimately knows the challenge of working, balancing home life and finishing her degree, as she is a graduate of Vanguard’s Professional Studies. She finished her Business degree with an emphasis in Organizational Management in 2006 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Organizational Psychology.  She understands the value of a degree as she has an extensive career history in both business and academic administration. Terri believes that Vanguard offers students the opportunity to be taught by excellent professors and adds to that value, rich classmate discussions, with those that are in your same career network. Terri may be contacted at or 714.668.6120.


Kristi Starkey, MS, LMFT

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Kristi is responsible for recruiting students for the Business, Religion, Psychology and Early Childhood Education programs in Professional Studies.  Kristi completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, both from Vanguard University. Kristi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kristi may be contacted at or 714.668.6109.

Chris Kupitz

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Chris works as the point of contact for all students applying to the Professional Studies Business, Psychology, and Religion degree programs.  After eight years of military service in the United States Army, he came to Vanguard University and completed his B.A. in Psychology with Honors. Chris is passionate about helping military veteran’s transition from service to civilian life and sharing his experience that it is never too late to go back to college.  Chris may be contacted at or 714.668.6113.

Christie Hastie

Senior Administrative Assistant
Headshot CH-1 Christie serves as the Senior Administrative Assistant to the School for Graduate and Professional Studies. Prior to coming to Vanguard, Christie served as an office manager and administrative assistant for a financial services company in Orange County. Christie graduated from Vanguard with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She has a deep love for Vanguard and is thrilled to serve her alma mater. Christie can be contacted at or 714-668-6107.

Heidi Prince

Administrative Assistant
Heidi Prince 2 cropped-1Heidi greets you at the front desk as you enter the Professional Studies office and on the phone. She provides administrative support to our student services team. Her responsibilities include coordinating student events, such as New Student Orientation and the Graduation Celebration. Heidi graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science with an emphasis of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.  She may be contacted at or 714.668.6106.