Ivette Quintero graduated from Nogales High School, AZ and enrolled at Phoenix College, studied Business, and earned her AA. Ivette earned a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing Degree from ASU and an International Business Certificate. A few years later she completed a Master’s degree in Education from NAU.
Ivette began her career with the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix and then at Northern Arizona University as a college recruiter. Ivette eventually started with Paradise Valley Community College as an academic advisor/recruiter and program coordinator where she has been ever since. She has held several leadership roles during her career including: Advisor, Recruiter, Coordinator, and Manager. Her career spans 25+ years in higher education.
Her accomplishments at PVCC include developing a Recruitment Program for incoming students, the Student Ambassador Program for student to student recruiting and new student orientation, Enrollment Express Day, Noché Familiar, and Co-Coordinator of the PUMA Explorer Program. Ivette currently manages the Puma HS Scholarship Program, the Testing Services Center, New Student Orientation as well as PVCC Recruitment and Outreach efforts.
Ivette has seen a lot of change over the years with PVCC but continues to demonstrate the same passion and commitment to help students attend, persist, and succeed in college through mentoring. As a first-generation college graduate, Ivette knows how much some students struggle to complete their college degree, just as she did. Over the years Ivette has been the advisor for MEChA, Hispanic Students Association, and Women Rising. Students and the people at PVCC are why she has continued to make PVCC her home.
As a college student, Ivette began investing in real estate, and soon became the owner of Del Sol Management, LLC. Due to her business acumen, she grew Del Sol from a small 3-unit company to a 19-unit apartment management firm that employed three full-time employees and oversaw many individual contractors. In 2018, she sold Del Sol Management. Currently, Ivette is a partner in The Real McCoy Catering and is always looking for new business or education opportunities.