Elvita Quiñones is a higher education professional with experience in admissions, student services, research, academic advising, program coordination and adjunct teaching. Ms. Quiñones specializes in creating strategic goals, program coordination, facilitation and evaluation. She is passionate about relationship building with colleagues, students, faculty and staff. Elvita has been with the Fox School of Business of Temple University since spring of 2007, first as an Academic Advisor and now Associate Director. Ms. Quiñones is also a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA.)
Elvita Quiñones is a first generation Puerto Rican American born in Newark, New Jersey. The first in her family to attend college, Elvita graduated from West Chester University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Art in Political Science. In 2005, she obtained her Master of Science in Nonprofit Management with a focus on Higher Education Administration from Eastern University. A lifetime alumna, Ms. Quiñones became a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. in the fall of 2000.
Elvita has established and coordinates the Peer Advising Program and Virtual Advising Initiative for the Fox School of Business. Peer advisors are an essential part of the Fox School of Business’ Center of Undergraduate Advising. They provide the perspective of an upper-class student in the Fox School of Business. More importantly, peer advisors assist students’ transition into Temple University by sharing their strategies for academic success and knowledge of university resources. Our peer advisors are recruited from amongst the brightest in the Fox School of Business, trained by the Center for Undergraduate Advising and mentored by an academic advisor.
The Virtual Advising initiative is the first of it’s kind. Elvita provides on-line real-time academic advising via WebEx, a web-based conferencing software. Through virtual advising students are able to video conference with Elvita, share desktops to review documents together and record the session for later viewing. By incorporating virtual advising, the Fox School of Business supports Temple University’s sustainability mission and provides convenient, environmentally friendly and time-saving student services. It is Ms. Quinones’ goal to positively contribute toward the academic and professional success of Fox students through academic advising.
In recognition of her work with virtual advising and use of social media in academic advising, in May 2012 Elvita won the Fox School of Business Blue Mouse Award Leader in Teaching for Innovation for excellence in use of technology.