Regent Maria Anguiano

Maria Anguiano

As a first-generation college graduate, Maria Anguiano has dedicated her career to improving access to education for all learners. Currently she serves as the Executive Vice President of Arizona State University’s Learning Enterprise - a premier lifelong learning global education brand. The ASU Learning Enterprise serves learners of all ages and backgrounds to inspire curiosity, wonder and hope, in alignment with ASU's charter and goals of advancing excellence in education, broadening access, and having a meaningful societal impact in a rapidly evolving, technology-fueled world.

Prior to this work, Ms. Anguiano was Vice Chancellor of Planning & Budget at UC Riverside where she managed an $800 million budget and oversaw campus-wide strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, institutional research, and capital asset strategies. During her years at UC Riverside, she most notably led the redesign of the campus budget model, successfully negotiated the campus’ first design-build contract for a major research facility, guided a Physical Master Plan Study, and initiated their organizational excellence efforts. Most importantly, she led groundbreaking work on enhancing cost transparency within higher education. She has also spent time at the University of California Office of the President, working on the system’s most pressing financial and strategic initiatives.

Ms. Anguiano has served as the chief financial officer for the ed-tech startup Minerva Project where she expanded access to the highest quality yet affordable education to students through an integrated, technology-enhanced curriculum focused on helping them succeed in a rapidly-changing, complex global environment. She has held a senior advisory role at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and finance roles at Barclays Capital and Deloitte.

She grew up in National City and currently resides in San Diego. Ms. Anguiano also serves on the board of the Campaign for College Opportunity, the James Irvine Foundation and the KIPP Foundation - organizations that advance access to opportunities to education and economic mobility for people from all backgrounds. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics-Accounting and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College.

Ms. Anguiano was appointed as a Regent in June 2017 by Governor Brown to a term expiring in 2028.

Term of Appointment

June 16, 2017
Term expires:
March 1, 2028

Committee Membership (2023-2024)

Academic and Student Affairs (Vice Chair)
Compliance and Audit