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Joseph Quintana

Chief Operating Officer

Joseph Quintana is Chief Operating Officer of FoundationCCC, and a recognized and well-respected expert of the California Community Colleges system.

Quintana’s strategic leadership and programmatic oversight have played a vital role in FoundationCCC’s significant year-over-year growth. He began his journey with FoundationCCC as a student intern and advanced to later become the Executive Director of CollegeBuys, the nation’s foremost procurement program for community colleges. As Executive Director, he successfully developed and executed procurement contracts and programs that provided significant discounts to California Community College students, faculty, staff, and the entire system.

Quintana’s extensive knowledge of the system, operational proficiency, and ability to forge and maintain critical partnerships eventually led to his appointment as COO in 2016, where he continues to drive success for FoundationCCC.

Foundation Highlights

  • Developing and overseeing financial forecasting for programs and management of annual program budgets (Workforce Development, Equity, Community Impact, and CollegeBuys), routinely exceeding annual operational goals
  • Fostering important long-term strategic relationships with Vice Chancellors, the Board of Governors, the Board of Directors, college leadership, vendors, and other key stakeholders
  • Championing FoundationCCC’s collaborative culture of shared leadership through organization-wide sharing of accountability and responsibility 

Quintana is a proud alum of the California Community Colleges, having transferred from Cosumnes River College to California State University, Sacramento where he earned his bachelor of science in business administration. He completed his master of business administration at the University of California, Davis.

Areas of Expertise

  • Operations
  • Business and program development
  • Resource optimization
  • Program and facilities management
  • Group purchasing