As the Senior Fellow for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Dr. Christine Quemuel is responsible for strategic development for the DEI initiatives throughout SVA programs, services, research, advocacy, and outreach. She manages collaborative efforts with SVA’s Racial Justice Taskforce and participates in national DEI discussions on behalf of Student Veterans of America. Dr. Quemuel creates training for SVA staff and works with department leadership to provide guidance and consultation to SVA chapters in terms of DEI.
Dr. Quemuel is a first generation and military connected college student. Since 2015, she has served as the Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Director of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity, at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. In this role, she is responsible for over twenty departments that provide support services for traditionally underrepresented and underserved ethnic groups, as well as for students with disabilities, women, LGBTQ+, veterans, student parents, low-income and welfare participating students, and a wide variety of students along the spectrum of academic preparedness and achievement. She brings over 25 years of professional experience in higher education and student affairs.Download Bio