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*Your Story Matters

At Vanguard, we’ve come up with the perfect mix: unbeatable academic training, a caring community where lifelong friendships are born, a beautiful campus near Southern California’s beaches and cultural attractions, and a strong spiritual foundation that puts Christ at the center of it all. We go beyond scholarship, beyond the classroom, and beyond the expected—equipping you to lead the story God has for you.

“More than anything else, our students look more like Jesus when they graduate than they did when they arrived. We take seriously our role to help students become more fully who they are in Christ and to live that identity out to its fullest."

Dr. Willem H Dogterom Professor of Pastoral Studies

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Meet the Admissions Team

Logan Allen

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Karen Benitez

Director of Admissions Recruitment

Kellie Carlson

Senior Admission Counselor

Caroline Erhardt

Senior Admissions Counselor

Kristi Gristschuk

Data Coordinator

Arline Negrete-Nava

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Katy Neric

Director of Admissions Operations and University Marketing

Jordyn Oostra

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

May Pon

Data Coordinator

John Samson

Assistant Director Undergraduate Admissions

Kayla Wood

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Rikki Wooden

Data Coordinator


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Access to the World's Best Graduate Programs

Here is just a small sampling of the graduate schools our alumni attend.

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